The very accomplished Kate Spade was found dead in her New York apartment on Tuesday, 5th June 2018, and has left the fans devastated!
An NYPD source said that Ms. Spade was found hanged by a scarf that she ‘allegedly’ had tied to a door knob.
NYPD responded at 10:10 a.m. She was unconscious at first and pronounced dead at 10:26 a.m. The police are investigating it as an apparent suicide as they say her housekeeper found her hung in her bedroom with a suicide note left behind, which was later handed over. The officials have not commented on the note’s content as yet.
Kate Spade was only 55 years who left behind an aching, grieving family.
In a statement the family, including husband, said “We are all devastated by today’s tragedy. “We loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly. We would ask that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this very difficult time.”
Over time the couple, Kate and Andy Spade, distanced themselves from the business and sold 56% of the brand to Neiman Marcus for $33.6 million and the rest to the luxury brand, Coach, in 2017 for $2.4 billion.
Kate Spare New York’s confirming statement of the incredibly sad news of their eponymous founder’s demise: “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. Kate will be dearly missed. Our thoughts are with Andy and the entire Spade family at this time.”
The company also added in a tweet “We honor all the beauty she brought into this world”
— kate spade new york (@katespadeny) June 5, 2018
Kate Spade was Jill of all trades and master of accessory line. She was loved for her designer clothes, shoes and mostly for her handbags. Her designs were all so apt; always striking a chord with the consumers.
And now there’s an outpouring of grief among her fans who loved her so dearly.
Kate Spade was more than a designer. She had a quirky visual language that captivated Bat Mitzvah girls and artists alike. She was also a staple of NYC who spread good will. My heart breaks for her family. Thank you, Kate, from one of the millions you made feel beautiful.
— 💎 Lena Dunham 💎 (@lenadunham) June 5, 2018
People are not only taking her death into account but also using this incidence as an awareness reminder that pain does not discriminate!
Designer Kate Spade was recently found dead. It was apparently suicide. It still beats me how people think that Wealth = happiness. There's more to this life than just that. One day we'll realize this fully. It's only in Christ that true fulfillment lies.
.. RIP Kate Spade
— Jollof Rice (@T_extraodinaire) June 5, 2018
Kate Spade’s tragic passing is a painful reminder that we never truly know another’s pain or the burden they carry. If you are struggling with depression and contemplating suicide, please, please seek help. https://t.co/eruSexNoGj
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 5, 2018
Kate Spade & her brand have always been so kind to me the past couple years & I’m crushed to hear about her passing. Suicide isn’t “the easy way out” and shouldn’t be mocked. My heart goes out to her family & team today 😭💕
— Tess Holliday 🥀 (@Tess_Holliday) June 5, 2018
Depression does not discriminate and comes without warning. RIP Kate Spade. Love to her family.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
— josh groban (@joshgroban) June 5, 2018
I will never forget the first Kate Spade bag I got for Christmas in college. She was a trailblazer. Her life and death are a reminder that pain doesn’t discriminate. Sending love to her family.
— Jenna Bush Hager (@JennaBushHager) June 5, 2018
No matter how happy or successful someone is(or appears to be), never think twice about asking them how they are doing. RIP #KateSpade , women everywhere will miss the immense color you brought to the world. pic.twitter.com/49BHOkcBBz
— Heather Minton (@Heather4NY) June 5, 2018
Kate Spade created an empire with handbags that were carried as a status symbol. Everyone remembers their first Kate Spade purchase, and the flooded tweets just aren’t enough to fill the emptiness that Kate Spade’s death has left behind.