Jeff Labrecque
February 12, 2010 AT 11:09 AM EST

Madonna, who showcased many of Alexander McQueen‘s most spectacular creations over the years, released a comment about the late fashion designer, who was found dead in his London home yesterday of an apparent suicide. Her statement reads: “Lee McQueen was a truly unique visionary in the world of fashion. A creator of beauty. What a tragedy.”

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