- Celebrated fashion designer Tom Ford is mourning after his husband passed away
- Ford and Richard Buckley were together for 35 years before he passed away after a long illness
- Regarded as a power couple in the fashion world, the two had a son together
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Renowned American fashion designer Tom Ford is in mourning after his husband of 35 years passed away.
A statement from the family confirmed Buckley's passing at their Los Angeles home.
"It is with great sadness that Tom Ford announces the death of his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley.
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Richard passed away peacefully at their home in Los Angeles last night with Tom and their son Jack by his side," the statement read.
Netizens condoled with Ford by writing:
"I am heartbroken for Tom Ford. I have followed their love story over the years. May his soul rest in eternal peace."
"I'm so sad reading this. My heart hurts for him. My husband and I've been together for 37 years. I can't imagine the pain he's feeling. I couldn't live without my husband."
"35 years wow! You don't hear that nowadays... RIP."
"Thoughts and prayers to Mr Ford during this difficult time."
60-year-old Ford and Buckley, a fashion journalist, met in 1986 during a fashion show and hit it off. Ford described their meeting as love at first sight.
However, they did not tie the knot until 2014, when the US legalised same-sex marriages.
They had a son, Alexander John, in 2012 through a surrogate mother.
Buckley was a leading voice in the fashion media world and worked with top outlets including Vanity Fair, Vogue and New York Magazine.
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