Fashion giant Kate Spade was found dead in her apartment on New York’s Upper East Side at 10:20 this morning. Her death appears to be a suicide by hanging, with a note left for her 13yr old daughter assuring her it was not her fault.
Kate Spade launched her fashion empire in 1993 with husband, Andy Spade. Her initial line of 6 functional and stylish handbag designs was the launch pad for shoes, luggage, and other accessories, as well as a home line and stationery and three books. Selling the company in 2007, Spade and her husband began a new line, Frances Valentine.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Spade family and friends during this time.
If you or a loved one are experiencing depression or suicidal thoughts, help is available.
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 where lines are open 24hrs a day.