Notables in Hollywood, the fashion community, and beyond were shocked to hear about the death of Fashion designer Kate Spade.
kate who started her namesake company in 1993 and grew it into a massive empire including clothes, jewelry, perfume and furniture was found dead in her New York City apartment Tuesday morning after apparently taking her own life, police sources said.
Kate Spade fell into a deep depression days before hanging herself because her husband who had moved out of their Park Avenue home sought for a divorce, according report.
The unhappy 55-year-old fashion designer did not want her 24-year marriage to Andrew to end, The 55-year-old’s body was found around 10 a.m. at her Park Avenue apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan by a housekeeper, the sources said.
She apparently hanged herself on her bedroom doorknob using a scarf. She also left a suicide note for her daughter Frances Beatrix Spade, 13 but police officials declined to disclose its contents.
“The contents of that note, as well as the physical state of the apartment and the comments of the witness, lend to the credibility that it is an apparent suicide,” said Dermot Shea, chief of detectives for the New York City Police Department.
Andrew and Kate had separated and he was living in a nearby apartment.
In Spade’s suicide note to her daughter, she suggested that Andrew would know why she took her life. “This has nothing to do with you,” the note reads in part, “Don’t feel guilty. Ask your dad.
Spade’s former company issued a statement saying her death was “incredibly sad news. Although Kate has not been affiliated with the brand for more than a decade, she and her husband and creative partner, Andy, were the founders of our beloved brand,” the company’s statement reads. “Kate will be dearly missed. Our thoughts are with Andy and the entire Spade family at this time.”