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US News Fashion designer Kate Spade dead in suicide

22:51  05 june  2018
22:51  05 june  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

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NEW YORK -- Fashion designer Kate Spade hung herself and a suicide note was found, according to the NYPD. She was found dead in her apartment Tuesday, law enforcement officials said, the Associated Press reported.

Iconic women’s fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead in her apartment Tuesday morning, the result of an apparent suicide . Kate . You never know what someone is going through. Please call. 24/7 Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255# katespade .

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NEW YORK -- Fashion designer Kate Spade hung herself and a suicide note was found, according to the NYPD. She was found dead in her apartment Tuesday, law enforcement officials told Pat Milton, senior investigative producer for CBS News.

The officials said housekeeping staff found her hanging inside her Park Avenue apartment at about 10:20 a.m. They said she left a note at the scene. A law enforcement source told Milton that Spade was found hanging from a scarf attached to a bedroom door knob. A suicide note was found but contents of the note were not divulged. 

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Fashion Designer Kate Spade Dies at 55. Fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead in her apartment Tuesday in an apparent suicide , law enforcement officials have confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Kate Spade fashions are shown in the fashion designer 's Madison Avenue store, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in New York. Law enforcement officials say Kate Spade has been found dead in her apartment in an apparent suicide .

She was found unconscious when police arrived. They were called to the apartment by a housekeeper who found her at 10:20am. 

a person holding a sign: Kate Spade arrives at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards in New York on June 2, 2003, at the New York Public Library. © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Kate Spade arrives at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards in New York on June 2, 2003, at the New York Public Library.

Spade, who was 55 when she died, created a line of sleek and simple nylon handbags in the early 1990s that created a smash. The bags were popular with the fashion set, but with more accessible price tags than those of other high-end handbags. 

Spade was Kate Brosnahan when she quit her job as an accessories editor at Mademoiselle magazine to make her own line of playful and feminine bags. She worked with her boyfriend Andy Spade, who would become her husband, to launch her first collection. They combined their names for the brand's name, but the name became her own in 1994 when she married Andy, brother of comedian David Spade. 

Kate Spade suffered years of mental illness, sister says. Suicide 'not unexpected'

  Kate Spade suffered years of mental illness, sister says. Suicide 'not unexpected' Grieving deeply, Kate Spade's older sister told The Kansas City Star on Tuesday that her famous designer sister suffered debilitating mental illness for the last three or four years and was self-medicating with alcohol. Spade's apparent suicide on Tuesday, at age 55 inside the bedroom of her New York Park Avenue apartment, "was not unexpected by me," Reta Saffo, Spade's older sister by two Grieving deeply, Kate Spade's older sister told The Kansas City Star on Tuesday that her famous designer sister suffered debilitating mental illness for the last three or four years and was self-medicating with alcohol.

The fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her New York apartment following an apparent suicide , law enforcement officials have said. The businesswoman was best known for the eponymous handbag brand she founded with her husband, Andy Spade , in 1993.

Kate Spade , 55, has died of apparent suicide , the Associated Press reported Tuesday. The New York fashion designer apparently hung herself with a scarf, and was found by her housekeeping staff in her Manhattan apartment at 10:20 A.M., The Hollywood Reporter adds; she left a note.

In 2007, Spade and her husband left the business after selling it to Liz Claiborne, Inc., now called Kate Spade & Company. By then, the handbag line had expanded into an apparel brand that sold clothing and jewelry. At Claiborne, the brand began to make bedding, legwear and fragrance, and eventually shoes, stationery, eyewear, baby items, fragrance, tabletop, bedding and gifts.

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a person standing posing for the camera: Legendary fashion designer Kate Spade was found deceased in her apartment on June 5, 2018 of an apparent suicide. The 55 year old designer and sister in law of David Spade leaves behind a husband and daughter. Our thoughts are with her family during this difficult time. Keep reading to see how Hollywood and fashion insiders are reacting to the devastating news. Celebrities react to Kate Spade's death

In 2016, Spade launched a new fashion line called Frances Valentine, and even changed her last name to Valentine to match the brand. She told WWD at the time of the line's name, "Frances is a longtime family name on my dad's side. My grandfather, father, brother and my daughter's name is Frances. And then Valentine was my mom's dad's middle name because he was born on Valentine's Day."

Kate Spade New York has over 140 retail shops and outlet stores across the U.S. and more than 175 shops internationally. 

Just last year, Coach bought the Kate Spade company in a $2.4 billion deal, CBS New York reported.

Spade was the aunt of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" star Rachel Brosnahan. 

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