New York City police have confirmed that fashion designer Kate Spade committed suicide and her body was found hanging by a housekeeper just after 10am in her Park Avenue apartment. She was only 55 years and leaves behind a 13 year old daughter. The fashion world is mourning this tragic lose today, Kate Spade will be truly missed. Fashion Chit-Chat Blog and Queenie send condolences to family during this difficult time.
The family said through a spokesman that they loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly. They asked for privacy during “this very difficult time.”
1:40 p.m. Kate Spade New York says the fashion designer will be “dearly missed.”
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.” The company says its thoughts are with the Spade family.