- Kate Spade reportedly took her own life in her apartment in New York City
- Police said she left a note directly addressed to her daughter saying, “Ask Daddy!”
- A housekeeper discovered her body hanging inside her bedroom tied with a red scarf to her doorknob
The internet is mourning over the sudden death of fashion designer Kate Spade who was found lifeless inside her New York City apartment on Tuesday morning.
According to the Associated Press, a housekeeper discovered Spade’s body hanging inside her bedroom at her Park Avenue home in Manhattan; tied with a red scarf to her doorknob.
While the police were still in the early stages of investigation, Dermon Shea, the department’s chief of detectives said a note was found on a bed near her body which, according to law enforcement sources, had a message directly addressed to her daughter, Frances Beatrix, that read, “Bea – I have always loved you. This is not your fault. Ask Daddy!” as per a story shared by TMZ.
RIP Kate Spade A reminder to all of us….that even when it looks like people have it all & their life looks “together” from the outside, they may still be having a bad day, week or month. All women need support from women, stay at home mums, working mums, single mums, married mums, mums who aren’t yet mums, old mums, young mums, business mums, school mums. Check with a Mum today that she’s ok, you might just make her day ?? #katespade #ripkatespade #areyouok
Police added her body was found not long after 10 a.m. Andy Spade, her husband and business partner, was inside their apartment at the time while their daughter was at school. It was not clear though how long she had been lifeless.
Kate Valentin, born Katherine Noel Brosnahan, known professionaly as Kate Spade, was an American fashion designer and a businesswoman. She was an icon behind her successful namesake label and former co-owner of the designer brand Kate Spade New York.
The company was founded in 1993 with her husband, Andy Spade, the brother of actor/comedian David Spade.
Seeing the need for stylish handbags, the line began. Those she designed and produced quickly became popular; expanding into other accessories and clothing, eventually turning into a billion dollar brand.
As an accessories designer, she had been recognized for her outstanding achievements. The Council of Fashion Designers of America awarded her as “America’s New Fashion Talent in Accessories” in 1996 for her classic designs, and again another as “Best Accessory Designer of the Year” in 1998.
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