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.
“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.”
“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.
Reactions to Tom Ford's Husband For 35 Years Passed Away
Richard Buckley’s death hit yaz 💔— V E L I (@Just_Veli) September 21, 2021
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 💔 https://t.co/XotzCpclzK— Susan Kirschbaum (@whotown) September 21, 2021
Oh no.. condolences to Tom Ford— W (@sechangkirkupi) September 22, 2021
So heartbroken for Tom Ford— 🌿S. (@sjosie_) September 22, 2021
Tom Ford lost his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley.— ICEY (@iceylamar) September 21, 2021