Tom Ford's husband, Richard Buckley dies aged 72
Tom Ford's husband and fashion journalist, Richard Buckley is dead.
He died aged 72 at their family home on Sunday night, September 19.
After 35 years of marriage, Buckley passed away of “natural causes.” The sad news was confirmed by Ford’s team who released a statement on Monday, September 20,
It read: “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 with Tom and their son Jack by his side.”
The couple first met at a fashion show in 1986 and started dating soon after.
After 28 years together, the pair finally decided to tie the knot in 2014 soon after same-sex marriage was legalised in the United States.
Buckley was born in Binghamton, New York, and grew up in the US, France, and Germany.
He attended the University of Maryland in Munich. During his many years in newspapers and magazines, his editors included John B. Fairchild, Tina Brown, and Grace Mirabella, until he was named editor in chief himself of Vogue Hommes International in 1999.