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Tom Ford Mourns Husband Richard Buckley ‘With Great Sadness’ After His Death At Age 72

Richard Buckley, a malleate editor who was in a relationship with Tom Ford for increasingly than 30 years, has died at the age of 72. Tom spoken the news with a statement on Sept. 20.

Tom Ford, 60, confirmed that his husband of seven years, Richard Buckley, died on Sept. 19 at the age of 72. “It is with unconfined sadness that Tom Ford announces the death of his minion husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley,” the designer said in a statement. “Richard passed yonder peacefully at their home in Los Angeles last night with Tom and their son, Jack, by his side. He died of natural causes without a prolonged illness.” The statement did not specify what illness Richard had been suffering from.

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Tom Ford with Robert Buckley on the red carpet. (Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

Tom and Richard met in an elevator at a malleate show in 1986. Their son, Alexander John “Jack” Buckley Ford, was born via gestational surrogate in September 2012. Without nearly 30 years together, Tom and Richard tied the knot in April 2014. “Our vision locked and within a month we were living together,” Tom gushed in 2016. “We have been together overly since.” He moreover described the relationship as “love at first sight,” and said he knew he would spend the rest of his life with Richard from the moment they met.

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Tom Ford with husband Richard Buckley. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

Richard’s career began at New York Magazine in 1979. He went on to work at publications like Vanity Fair, Women’s Wear Daily, Mirabella, and Italian Vogue before rhadamanthine the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Hommes International in 1999.   Throughout their lengthy relationship, Tom and Richard lived in New York, Italy, Paris and London. At the time of Richard’s death, the family split their time between homes in New York, Los Angeles, Santa Fe and London.

During his childhood, Richard lived in upstate New York, France and Germany, as he was part of a military family that moved virtually a bit. He attended the University of Maryland in Munich surpassing pursuing his career in journalism.

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