Richard Buckley, longtime fashion editor and the husband of designer Tom Ford, has died. He was 72 years earlier.

“It is with great sadness that Tom Ford announces the death of his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley,” Ford’s reps acknowledged in an announcement to People journal.

“Richard passed away peacefully at their home in Los Angeles last night [Sunday] with Tom and their son Jack by his side. He died of natural causes after a long illness,” the statement outlined.

Ford, 60, met Buckley in 1986 at a fashion present and the 2 married in 2014. They welcomed their son, Alexander John “Jack” Buckley Ford, in September 2012 through surrogate. 

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The “Nocturnal Animals” director instructed the journal as soon as extra in 2016 that it was “literally love at first sight” when he seen Buckley. “Our eyes locked and within a month we were living together. We have been together ever since,” he recalled. 

Tom Ford and Richard Buckley in 2017. The couple met in 1986 and married in 2014. 

Tom Ford and Richard Buckley in 2017. The couple met in 1986 and married in 2014. 
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Buckley was most fascinating acknowledged for being the editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes International. He furthermore helmed Mirabella journal and was a contributing editor at Italian Vogue.

He was born in New York nonetheless grew up in France and Germany. He furthermore lived in England and Italy. 

Fashion stylist/designer Rachel Zoe penned, “We have lost such a beautiful and special soul, a gentleman of the greatest kind , Richard Buckley. To know him was an honor, to have had deep meaningful conversations with Richard was a gift I will hold tight forever. He was brilliant, witty and unapologetically honest, but most extraordinary was his true love and dedication to Tom and his son Jack. I will miss you so very much Richard. May you Rest In Peace and with the angels friend.”