Icelandic singer Bjork has expressed her anguish over the death of Alexander McQueen by writing a moving tribute to the late fashion designer.
The It's Oh So Quiet hitmaker was a close friend of the star, who committed suicide in February (10), and recently sang at a memorial service for MCQueen - real name Lee MCQueen - in London.
And now Bjork has opened up about her pain following the tragedy in an emotional article written for GQ.com.
It reads, "When I moved to London, being from Iceland, I sometimes found the self-importance in the U.K.'s obsession with the decay of its empire boring, to insist the whole world is dying with them... Lee had so many ideas that he overcame this dilemma with fertility, raw gusto, sense of fun and courage.
"He was the kind of daredevil that looks death and birth straight in the eye. Lee managed to connect not only with the civilised part of his culture but somehow channel beyond that a more primordial energy, which is probably where me and him met.
"Even though we were very different, we had in common taking inspiration from nature: building from there just gave you way more options! Even though we have our neighbourhoods fading with pollution, we still have the energy of this solar system driving us through with more explosive power, fuel and potential than there ever was... it's all there for you and Lee knew that."