Fashion Designer Kate Spade Found Dead in Her New York City Apartment

Kate Spade
Credits: AP Photo/Babeto Mathews/File

Kate Spade (born Katherine Noel Brosnahan), the legendary American fashion designer and businesswoman was found dead in her New York City apartment on Tuesday.

Sources from the New York Police Department (NYPD) confirmed to media outlets that Kate Spade was found dead of an apparent suicide.

A housekeeper discovered her hanged by a scarf tied to a door knob at around 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Kate Spade left a suicide note telling her 13-year old daughter that it was not her fault. Her daughter was at school while her husband Andy Spade was in the apartment at the time, according to the Associated Press.

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In a statement, a spokesman for her family 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.”

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Following the sad news about Kate Spade, Diane von Furstenberg and Steven Kolb issued a statement on behalf of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)