McQueen’s Will Reveals Fortune For Beloved Dogs

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July 26, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Tragic fashion icon Alexander Mcqueen left $80,000 of his $25.6 million fortune to his beloved pet dogs.
The Scottish designer, who committed suicide last year, proved his love and devotion to his pooches by putting aside a chunk of his riches to ensure they will be pampered for the rest of their lives.

The animal-lover also left instructions to donate $160,000 to each of his four favorite charities – the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home; the Blue Cross animal welfare charity in Oxfordshire, England; AIDS and HIV organization the Terrence Higgins Trust; and the London Buddhist Center.

McQueen’s three sisters and two brothers each received $400,000, and he bequeathed $80,000 to his godson and each of his nieces and nephews.

His two housekeepers were also financially looked after – they were given $80,000 a piece, too.

The remainder of his estate was placed in a trust for his Sarabande charity, and McQueen asked for trustees to consider using the funds to provide bursaries or grants for students at his alma mater, London’s prestigious Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design.

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