Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead, police say

Spring colored handbags on display at the Kate Spade boutique within Macy’s in New York on Sunday Spring colored handbags on display at the Kate Spade boutique within Macy’s in New York on Sunday
Nicole Thomas | 08 June, 2018, 10:31

The city medical examiner has ruled the death of Kate Spade a suicide. That's because the night before, the grieving dad said his 55-year-old daughter sounded "happy" during their last ever phone call.

The designer reportedly died by suicide. Throughout her career she was honored twice by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Early reports of Kate's death mentioned a possible note the designer left behind for her daughter - something that, if it exists, should absolutely have been kept confidential by everyone who arrived at the scene.

Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images A sign for a Kate Spade shop in Covent Garden, London. Andy is the brother of actor and comedian David Spade.

"She was actively seeking help for depression and anxiety over the last five years, seeing a doctor on a regular basis and taking medication for both depression and anxiety", her husband Andy Spade said in a statement carried by The New York Times.

The group opened their first storefront in 1996.

He said: "Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years".

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Kate Spade, who created an iconic, accessible handbag line that bridged Main Street and high-end fashion, took her own life, according to New York Police Department sources.

He and his daughter are in absolute shock, and they had no idea she would do such a thing.

"We are all devastated by today's tragedy", the Spade family said in a statement provided to The New York Times.

Frances Valentine, with which she was involved until her death, focuses exclusively on shoes and handbags. Its name, like Kate Spade, held special significance.

Back in 2007, Kate and Andy sold the company and then launched another brand, Frances Valentine, in 2016. Born Katherine Noel Brosnahan in Kansas City, Missouri, Spade graduated from Arizona State University in 1985 with a degree in journalism. This time Tapestry, the company formerly known as Coach, paid $2.4 billion for it. Spade's death left a legion of celebrities and fans of her designs heartbroken.

Cariaga found Spade "unconscious and unresponsive" in her Park Avenue apartment and went for help. "Her statements paint a picture of someone who didn't know her at all". "We want to honor her life and her major contribution to the fashion business and express our most honest condolences to the family".

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