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

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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.

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. 

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

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.