Tom Ford’s beloved husband Richard Buckley died peacefully on the couple’s Los Angeles house on Sunday evening. The 72-year-old vogue journalist died from pure causes after a “lengthy sickness”.
In an announcement from Ford’s representatives, it learn: “It’s with nice unhappiness that Tom Ford broadcasts the dying of his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley.
Richard Buckley, dressmaker Tom Ford’s husband and associate of over three many years, has died. He was 72.
In accordance with an announcement from Ford’s representatives, Buckley, a famend vogue editor and journalist, “died of pure causes after an extended sickness” on Sunday evening.
“It’s with nice unhappiness that Tom Ford broadcasts the dying of his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley,” the assertion started.
“Richard handed away peacefully at their house in Los Angeles with Tom and their son Jack by his aspect,” the assertion added.
Ford, 60, met Buckley in 1986 at a vogue present, and the pair finally wed in 2014 shortly after same-sex marriage was legalised in the USA.
Richard – who underwent surgical procedure for throat most cancers in 1989 – was stated to have grown up within the States, France, and Germany earlier than attending the College of Maryland in Munich.
Buckley loved a profession in vogue journalism that started at New York Journal in 1979. He went on to publications that included Ladies’s Put on Day by day and Vainness Truthful.
He additionally turned the European editor of Mirabella journal, contributing editor at Italian Vogue, and later the editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes Worldwide.
Buckley and Ford most just lately lived in London, New York and Santa Fe. The pair are dad and mom to son Alexander John Buckley Ford, 8.
In 2016, designer and A Single Man director Ford mirrored to PEOPLE on the second he met and fell for his husband.
“Our eyes locked and inside a month we have been residing collectively,” he stated throughout an look on The Jess Cagle Interview. “We have now been collectively ever since.”
Even after three many years, Ford stated he may “vividly” bear in mind the primary time he met Buckley. The 2 have been using in an elevator collectively — and it didn’t take lengthy for his or her connection to change into clear. By the tip of the trip, Ford stated he knew he would spend the remainder of his life with Buckley.
“By the point that elevator landed on the bottom flooring I believed, ‘You’re the one.’ That’s it. Click on. Bought,” he stated. “It was actually love at first sight.”
Tributes have begun to pour in for the style journalist following the information of his dying.
Susan Kirschbaum penned: “It’s with profound unhappiness that I’ve discovered of the dying of Richard Buckley. I had the pleasure of actual time with him after assembly at an Oscar picnic. He had me in stitches. So wry & clever A real gentleman. Condolences @TOMFORD R.I.P. pricey Richard.”
Derek Washington commented: “So sorry to your loss however joyful to your love @TOMFORD & Jack. Congratulations on 35 years of affection.”
Charlotte Trendell wrote: “RIP Richard. Condolences to Tom.”