BREAKING NEWS! Famous fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in New York in an apparent suicide, law enforcement officials were told to WNBC Tuesday.
Kate Spade, 55, was found in her Park Avenue apartment by her housekeeping staff, they reported. Her death was apparently caused by hanging, WNBC reported. A note was found nearby, but the contents of the note are not public right now.
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The designer was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and created her own line of handbags in the 1990s and then introduced both jewellery and clothing. “She went on to sell her business to Liz Claiborne (which later changed its name to Fifth & Pacific in 2012) in 2006.”
She was married to her husband Andy, who she met while she was studying at Arizona State University. The couple has a 13-year old daughter, Frances Beatrix Spade. Andy is the brother of actor and comedian David Spade.
“Last year, Coach, now known as Tapestry, bought the Kate Spade brand in a $2.4 billion deal. Fashion house Tapestry saw its shares dip more than 2 percent on the news and were last falling less than 1 percent.”
RIP Kate Spade.