Richard Buckley, renowned fashion editor and spouse of fashion designer, Tom Ford, has passed away at 72 after a long period of ‘natural illness’ even though he had previously battled throat cancer.
The family released a statement through Alexandra Nourafchan, a representative for Ford, on Instagram.
"It is with great sadness that Tom Ford announces the death of his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley. Richard passed away peacefully at their home in Los Angeles on Sunday night with Tom and their son Jack by his side. He died of natural causes after a prolonged illness."
Richard Buckley was the editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes International for six years till he quit by 2005. He left behind a fashion career of over 25 years.
Ford first met Buckley in an elevator at a fashion show in 1986 and they described their love as ‘love at first sight’.
“Our eyes locked and within a month we were living together. We have been together ever since.”
The couple was together for 27 years before they officially married in 2014 in London when same-sex marriage was legalized in the United States. They have one child, son Alexander "Jack" John Buckley Ford who was born in 2012.
There has been an outpour of condolence to Tom Ford and family; and tributes as well.
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