SJP and Kate Moss say they're in shock

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Madonna has praised Alexander McQueen who was found dead yesterday.

The fashion designer, 40, whose given name was Lee, had recently lost his mum Joyce.

Lee McQueen was a truly unique visionary in the world of fashion,’ says Madonna, 51. ‘A creator of beauty. What a tragedy.’

Sarah Jessica Parker, 44, who was dressed by Alexander for the London premiere of Sex And The City: The Movie in May 2008, is struggling to deal with his passing.

‘I am shocked and overcome with grief upon learning about the untimely death of the quiet genius Alexander McQueen,’ she says.  

‘There has never been anyone like him. And there simply never will be.

‘What is more devastating is that despite all his success thus far, creatively, critically and commercially, his greatest achievements lay ahead of him.’

Kate Moss, 36, has also paid tribute to him.

‘She is shocked and devastated at the tragic loss of her dear friend Lee McQueen,’ says her rep.

‘Her thoughts are with his family at this sad time. We would also ask that Kate‘s privacy is respected.’

Stars including Kim Kardashian and Dita Von Teese posted tributes on Twitter.

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