Late Fashion Designer Alexander McQueen Left $82,000 to His Dogs

Celebrity News Jul. 27, 2011 AT 11:11AM
Late Fashion Designer Alexander McQueen Left $82,000 to His Dogs Credit: Todd Williamson/

Alexander McQueen wanted to ensure that his beloved dogs would be taken care of after he was gone; in the late designer's will, released Tuesday, he left $82,000 for his three dogs, according to the BBC.

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The pooches -- named Minter, Juice and Callum, according to the Daily Telegraph -- each received the same amount as McQueen's two housekeepers. The animal lover -- who hanged himself in Feb. 2010 at age 40 -- also donated $164,000 to four charities: The Terrence Higgins Trust, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, the London Buddhist Centre and animal-welfare charity Blue Cross. 

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Kim Hamilton, chief executive of The Blue Cross, said the McQueen's donation was "a touching tribute" which highlighted his "obvious love for dogs."

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His entire fortune was worth an estimated $26 million; McQueen also gifted his nieces and nephews the same amount he gave his dogs. His two brothers, three sisters and godson each received around $410,000. 

The remainder of his estate was placed in a trust for his Sarabande charity, which makes grants to people and organizations in need. 

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