Richard Buckley, fashion journalist, and husband of Tom Ford dies at age 72

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The death happened after a ‘long illness’, according to representatives of the couple. The two had been together for over 30 years.

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Richard Buckley in June 2014 photo — Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images North America/Getty Images via AFP/Archive

Richard Buckley, a fashion journalist who was married to fashion designer and filmmaker Tom Ford for three decades, died at age 72.

According to representatives of the couple, the death took place on Sunday night (19), as a result of “natural causes, after a long illness.” Other details were not disclosed.

“It is with great sadness that Tom Ford announces the death of her beloved husband 35 years ago, Richard Buckley,” says a statement.

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Tom Ford and Richard Buckley in October 2004 photo — Photo: Bowers/Getty Images North America/Getty Images via AFP/Archive

Ford, 60, met Buckley in 1986 at a fashion show. The two are parents of 8-year-old Alexander John Buckley Ford.

The journalist began his career at “New York Magazine” in 1979, and has also worked in publications such as “Women’s Wear Daily” and “Vanity Fair”.

He was also European editor of “Mirabella” magazine, contributing editor of Italian “Vogue” and later editor-in-chief of “Vogue Hommes International”.

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