Fashion Designer Kate Spade Found Dead in Apartment

Fashion Designer Kate Spade Found Dead in Apartment

Police have not publicly released any information, but sources told the AP and other news outlets that she had been found hanged.

Kate Spade was sister-in-law to actor, comedian, and Saturday Night Live veteran David Spade.

Kate Spade fashions are shown in the fashion designer's Madison Avenue store, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in NY. She is survived by her aforementioned husband, Andy, and daughterFrances Beatrix Spade. "Holding Kate's family, friends and loved ones in my heart", Ms Clinton tweeted.

"We would ask that our privacy is respected as we grieve during this very hard time".

She was 55 years old and had a 13-year-old daughter.

Kate Spade being interviewed in her NY showroom.

The company says in a statement that while Spade had not been affiliated with its "beloved brand" for more than a decade, she and her husband were its founders, and the news of her death is "incredibly sad". "RIP Kate Spade. Love to her family", Groban wrote, while also sharing the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

NY police officials said a housekeeper found Spade inside her Park Avenue apartment in Manhattan at about 10:20 a.m.

The 55-year-old was found at the scene by housekeeping at about 10:20 a.m. They add that she was "found by her housekeeper", and left a note. The Kansas City, Mo., native started making colorful handbags in the early 1990s, founding a company that grew to 140 stores in the United States and another 175 around the world. She sold the last of her shares in that concern in 2016 and launched a new fashion brand called Frances Valentine.

Spade began her career, however, working in the accessories department at seminal women's magazine Mademoiselle.

In 2017, Coach purchased the Kate Spade brand in a massive $2.4 billion deal.

Andy Spade, CEO and Creative Director of Kate Spade, and designer Kate Spade attend OPEN from American Express' "Making a Name for Yourself" at Nokia Theater July 27, 2006, in New York City.

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