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The inquest into designer Lee Alexander McQueen's death has been closed. Dr. Paul Knapman, the London coroner, found a "significant level of cocaine" as well as sleeping pills and tranquilizer in McQueen's blood samples.
Dr. Knapman also released details of McQueen's suicide note. He said it was written on the back of the book, The Descent of Man. The letter ended with the sentence: "Please look after my dogs. Sorry, I love you. Lee."
His dogs, (from left): Minter, Juice, and Callum, appeared in the winter-spring 2008-2009 issue of Arena Homme+. At the time McQueen said: "My dogs are the only thing in the world I really trust. They're loyal and their love is unconditional. There's an honesty between me and my dogs. If I do anything bad, they're like: 'Here he goes—he's a freak.'"
· Coroner closes investigation into McQueen death [WWD]