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Designer Kate Spade found dead at age 55

Designer Kate Spade reportedly found dead from apparent suicide Designer Kate Spade Found Dead In Manhattan Apartment In Apparent Suicide
Ivan Hill | 07 June, 2018, 06:00

Kate Spade, the designer who built a fashion empire on her signature handbags before selling the brand, was found dead in her New York City apartment on Tuesday morning in an apparent suicide, police said.

Spade was found at around 10 a.m.by her housekeeper, and had hanged herself in her bedroom from a red scarf wrapped around a doorknob, reports The New York Times.

In addition to her husband of 22 years, she is survived by a daughter, 13-year-old Frances Beatrix Spade. The officials were not authorized to divulge details of an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

While investigators were still in the early stages of their inquiry, the department's chief of detectives, Dermot Shea, said evidence including a note pointed to "a tragic suicide".

Kate Spade, who was married to actor David Spade's brother Andy, started Kate Spade Handbags back in 1993. Her line started with just six different handbags, and found enough customers that Spade opened her first NY store in 1996. Then, it was sold again in 2017 to Coach's Tapestry Inc. for $2.4 billion. A decade later, she started a new company, Frances Valentine, which focused on shoes and handbags. Spade changed her last name to Valentine in 2016 to distinguish between her two brands. The 55-year-old began her working life as accessories editor at the now-closed Mademoiselle magazine.

'US' Editors Share Favorite Kate Spade Items Following Her Death
More information about Kate Spade's life before her passing has been revealed . "I will say this was not unexpected by me". The body of fashion designer Kate Spade is removed from her Park Avenue apartment Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in NY .


David Spade has broken his silence following the death of Kate Spade Tuesday.

Kate Spade being interviewed in her NY showroom.

"I grew up in the Midwest, where you have to have it (a fashion item) because you like it, not because you're supposed to have it", Spade, who was born in Kansas City, Missouri told A.P.in 2004. A suicide note was reportedly found. "She had a quirky visual language that captivated Bat Mitzvah girls and artists alike".

He also tweeted a photo of Kate at his book signing, captioning it, "I love this pic of her".

"I think there's a big difference between what I'm doing and what I did at Kate Spade". The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free, confidential support for people in distress, as well as best practices for professionals and resources to aid in prevention and crisis situations.

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