By  on July 27, 2011

LONDON — Lee Alexander McQueen was a family man — and ananimal lover — to his core, his will reveals.

The designer, whocommitted suicide in February 2010 at the age of 40, left more than 16million pounds, or $26.1 million, to his family, his dogs and animalcharities, according to details of the will published on Tuesday.

Allfigures have been calculated at current exchange.

The designerleft 50,000 pounds, or $81,500, in a trust for the lifetime upkeep ofhis dogs Juice, an English bull terrier, and Callum, a RhodesianRidgeback, which he used to walk in Hyde Park, not far from his Mayfairhome.

He left a similar amount of money to each of his twohousekeepers, Marlene and Cesar Garcia, for their “long and faithfulservice.” It was the latter who found McQueen the morning after hecommitted suicide.

McQueen’s five siblings were bequeathed250,000 pounds, or $407,500, each and his nieces, nephews, and godsoneach received 50,000 pounds, or $81,500.

Four charities — theTerrence Higgins Trust, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, the LondonBuddhist Centre, and the Blue Cross animal welfare charity inOxfordshire were each given 100,000 pounds, or $163,000.

Thedesigner left the remainder of his estate in a trust for his Sarabandecharity asking that the money be earmarked for bursaries or grants forstudents at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, where hehad studied.

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