Tom Ford’s Husband Richard Buckley Dead At 72

Tom Ford's Husband For 35 Years Passed Away

Condolences to Tom Ford and family.

The creator’s significant other for more than thirty years and design columnist Richard Buckley, kicked the bucket on Sunday night, Sept. 19 of “natural causes after a long illness,” as per an assertion from Ford’s agents.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

“It is with great sadness that Tom Ford announces the death of his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley,” the statement began. “Richard passed away peacefully at their home in Los Angeles with Tom and their son Jack by his side.”

The couple met at a shared companion’s style show in 1986. Believe it or not, in the range of a lift ride, the style symbol acknowledged he had tracked down his other half as he recalled to PEOPLE. “By the time that elevator landed on the ground floor, I thought, ‘You’re the one.’ That’s it. Click. Sold.”

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

“It was literally love at first sight,” Ford said. As the designer put it, there was something in Buckley’s eyes “that just said ‘literally the rest of your life.'”

Within a month, the couple began living respectively and in September 2012, their family began to develop as they turned into a parent to their child, Alexander John Buckley Ford by means of gestational surrogacy. In 2014, they finally got hitched.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Buckley is an unobtrusively compelling style columnist whose early work showed up in these magazines, Vanity Fair, and Mirabella and afterward became editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes International from 1999 to 2005.
Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.
In the midst of information on Buckley’s passing, a few companions and partners have taken to social

Reactions to Tom Ford's Husband For 35 Years Passed Away

Richard Buckley’s death hit yaz 💔

@Just_Veli

Also sad about the passing of Tom Ford’s husband Richard Buckley. I just watched his movie last week about sudden death. Eerie :/

@RossiSongo

It is with profound sadness that I have learned of the death of Richard Buckley. I had the pleasure of real time w him after meeting at an Oscar picnic. He had me in stitches. So wry & intelligent A true gentleman. Condolences @TOMFORD R.I.P. dear Richard 💔

@whotown

rest in peace to legendary fashion journalist/editor, and husband to fashion designer tom ford — richard buckley.

@_mothers__

Sad to hear the passing of Richard Buckley, Tom Ford’s husband. The most stylish couple. May his soul rest in peace 🙏🏻

@LuzudMosigil

Oh no.. condolences to Tom Ford

@sechangkirkupi

So heartbroken for Tom Ford

@sjosie_

Tom Ford was married

@kariukimk

Damn. Thoughts to @TOMFORD and fam.

@gbdawkins

Tom Ford lost his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley.

@iceylamar

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