Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Kate Spade's Father Breaks Silence on Designer's Tragic Death

Kate Spade Dead At 55 Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead, police say
Gustavo Carr | 08 June, 2018, 02:27

Andy Spade was spotted picking up his and Kate Spade's daughter Frances Beatrix from school on June 5 to reportedly deliver the devastating news about her mother's death.

The determination was released Thursday, two days after the 55-year-old Spade was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment.

Brosnahan said he last spoke to Kate the night before her death, and that she seemed to be in good spirits, discussions plans for a trip to California with her daughter.

Paying tribute to "the most lovely woman in the world", Andy also revealed her struggle with depression and anxiety, saying: "She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives".

Police have previously said that she left a note pointing to "a tragic suicide", but her husband, Andy Spade, said on Wednesday that he had "yet to see any note". I even said I (would) go with her and be a "patient" too (she liked that idea) I said we could talk about it all - our childhood, etc. According to reports, the famed fashion designer fell into a deep depression after her husband Andy, right, moved out of their home and sought a divorce. "If that helped anybody avoid anything - fine, she'd be delighted". The fashion designer's sister claimed the 55-year-old would repeatedly watch news coverage of the actor's suicide.

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Andy Spade called his wife the kindest person he knew and said he can not fathom life without her.

Our thoughts are with Kate Spade's loved ones during this hard time. "Long before we talked about 'authenticity, ' she defined it". 'We were best friends trying to work through our problems in the best way we knew how. There was no substance or alcohol abuse. They started a new venture in 2016, called Frances Valentine, selling handbags and footwear. We loved creating our businesses together.

The businessman has now confirmed the rumours, explaining how the couple had been living apart but close to each other and had been co-parenting their daughter Bea. "We loved each other very much and simply needed a break", Andy Spade added.

Andy Spade said he was appalled that "a private message to my daughter" had been shared with the media. "Bea - I have always loved you".

Spade, born Katherine Noel Brosnahan, was best known for her namesake brand of high-end modern handbags that grew to incorporate other womenswear.