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Fashion editor Richard Buckley, husband of Tom Ford, dead at 72

Kate Feldman, New York Daily News on

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Richard Buckley, the Binghamton, New York-born fashion editor who dictated decades of culture and the husband of designer Tom Ford, has died, his family announced Monday.

He was 72.

“It is with great sadness that Tom Ford announces the death of his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley,” Ford said in a statement.

“Richard passed away peacefully at their home in Los Angeles last night with Tom and their son Jack by his side. He died of natural causes after a long illness.”

Buckley began his career at New York Magazine in 1979 before moving on to Women’s Wear Daily, Vanity Fair, Mirabella magazine, Italian Vogue and Vogue Hommes International.

 

He and Ford, now 60, met at a fashion show in 1986 and wed in 2014.

“What a gentle man; grace and charm filled the room when he was in it,” Stella McCartney wrote on Instagram. “His intellect and passion for knowledge always blew me away, and the sparkle in his eyes dove so deep into your heart each time you were blessed enough to feel it.

“To call Richard a dear and beloved friend is a privilege, and to know the huge hole left in your lives fills me with deep, deep sadness. He was so loved, so respected and so madly and passionately dedicated to you, Tom and Jack, that his life was fully complete.”

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