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Alexander McQueen has left most of his $26 million fortune to his Sarabande charity and requested it is used to provide bursaries and grants for students at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design in London.
Alexander McQueen has left most of his $26 million fortune to his Sarabande charity. The tragic fashion designer – who committed suicide in February 2010 – bequeathed the money to the organization which shares a name with his spring/summer 2007 collection requesting the funds are used to provide bursaries and grants for students at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design in London, where he studied fashion.
Other beneficiaries named in his will include his three sisters and two brothers, who each received $410,000, while his godson and all of his nieces and nephews were provided with $82,000 each. Incidentally, McQueen’s beloved dogs – Callum, Juice and Minter – were also granted $82,000 to ensure they are looked after for the rest of their lives.
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