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Fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who died in his apartment in 2010, left a lump sum of £16 million to his family, housekeepers and... dogs. About £50,000 from his fortune has been kept aside for his dogs Minter, Juice and Callum, so that they can be pampered for the rest of their lives.
Additionally the four-time winner of the British Designer of the Year award donated £100,000 each to four charities - an HIV and sexual health charity, The Terence Higgins Trust, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, the London Buddhist Centre and animal-welfare charity, Blue Cross. Both his housekeepers, Cesar and Marlene Garcia, received £50,000 too.
McQueen also left some £250,000 each to his two brothers and three sisters. Also each of his nieces and nephews received £50,000, according to a BBC report. Lee Alexander McQueen left the rest of the share of his estate to his Sarabande charity, which was named after his Spring/Summer 2007 collection.
He was the chief designer at Givenchy for several years and was creative director of his own label, Alexander McQueen, which was later acquired by Gucci.
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