Designer Kate Spade Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

Fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead Tuesday morning in her Upper East Side apartment, according to TMZ.

New York Daily News reports that Spade was found by her housekeeper in her home on Park Ave. near E. 77th St. at about 10:20 a.m. Police sources say the 55-year-old hung herself in an apparent suicide. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to the Associated Press, law enforcement officials say Spade left a note at the scene. Officials have not been authorized to divulge details of an ongoing investigation, and claimed they didn’t know what the note said. TMZ reports the note was addressed to Spade’s 13-year-old daughter.

Kate Spade New York, the fashion business named after Spade, currently has more than 140 retail shops and around the U.S., and more than 175 worldwide.

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  2. I feel so bad. Yet I understand it. As a 20 year veteran 911 dispatcher I spent my life protecting life, I never thought Of taking my own life until recently.. Only to reach my 40’s and want mine to end- why, nothing more than financial debt to the tune of 50k. I thought I was living a good life, on credit, no one to blame but myself truly. I have Lived a good life I suppose, least secure. I have but a small NY home, not much to smile at but mine my entire life and now I risk it all for bankruptcy. I have been fortunate to be so many’s ‘angel’ in their time of need, I stupidly thought it was good karma. I WILL return to work, if not to save a life but to at least be that last voice of care people need, in my heart it’ll be me that is hurting and thankfully they’ll never know. Money; how amazing that I’m sure she had all the money she needed and yet ended her life. Then there is the opposite, when such little money is the reason lives end. I know it’s selfish, but it’s proof that all along there is never one way to be secure. One can be rich and one can be poor. God bless you all, remember to take the time to take care of one another. Xoxoxo RIP Mrs. Spade! God bless…..

  3. If she worked in a factory on minimum wage she would have killed her self after seeing her payslip.

    But she didn’t.

    Ohh well (yawn)….bye bye Kate whoever you were.

    Next idiot please!

  4. Depression is the worst thing to ever go thru Rest In Peace to everyone who suffered from this dark dark dark issue . Never judge anyone you don’t ever know what somebody battles mentally everyday .

  5. I really wonder what the suicide note said.. but rip. She left behind her husband and 13 year old daughter.. so damn sad. She won’t have her mom anymore

  6. How high was the doorknob? I swear I read an article saying she hung herself in a closet.

    Edit: She's so damn selfish. She didn't care how anyone else feel not even her own family, smh.

  7. Can't help but wonder if the Clintons are behind this somehow. After all, there's a string of "suicides" surrounding them. Did she know something she was about to share with the world about them? God knows they're more shady than a back yard.

  8. ppl suicide isnt always a mental illness maybe sometimes but other times ppl commit suicide because they are tired of the bs others inflict for example if she didnt die and got caught she would be put into a mental institution you think that helps if you do you are sadly just a fool anyways hope she had a great ride love you kate spade

  9. Then whenever there comes to you guidance from Me, then whosoever will follow My guidance will neither go astray nor be distressed. But whosoever turns away from My reminder shall live a straitened life and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Resurrection. He will say: “O Lord! Why have you raised me up blind, while I was clear-sighted before?” God will say: “Just as Our revelation came to you and you forgot it; so on this Day you are neglected.” Thus do We recompense he who transgresses and does not believe in the revelations of his Lord. The punishment of the Hereafter is more severe and more lasting.

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