Designer Kate Spade was found dead in a New York City apartment this morning in what is being reported as a suicide. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that the 55-year-old fashion designer was found dead at 10:20 AM ET, and had hanged herself in her Park Avenue home. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
It is also being reported that a suicide note was found at the apartment. Kate was married to Andy Spade. He is the brother of actor David Spade. The couple had been married since 1994. Kate sold her bag and clothing line in 2007 and took time off to raise the couple's daughter. In 2016, Kate Spade had launched a new fashion brand called Frances Valentine. The brand was named after her daughter.
All I can say is cherish your life and everyone around you. We may think other people "have the life" just because they happen to be "successful and financially wealthy". But, I think this shows we all are going through something and we have to take care of ourselves, It goes way beyond money. RIP Kate Spade.
Kate Spade’s death is a reminder for us to recognise that nobody can judge the state of another person’s mental health. Someone who smiles on the outside could be suffocating mentally. Be kind to everyone. You could be the tiny light that helps to get someone through another day.— Amena (@amenaofficial) June 5, 2018
Kate spade just killed herself with a net worth of $200 million what does that tell you— jul$ (@emptyho) June 5, 2018
I’m so sad to hear that @katespadeny was found dead in her apartment today by suicide. You never know what someone’s going through no matter how happy or successful they look on the outside 😔 . https://t.co/NoDNkE1o6h— ❤ Cassey Ho ❤ (@blogilates) June 5, 2018
Designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her Manhattan apartment after an apparent suicide. https://t.co/0mZF9l8Qf1— E! News (@enews) June 5, 2018