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  1. #1 Designer Kate Spade found dead-suspected suicide. 
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    Never bought her bags, but know many who have.

    Kate Spade found dead by suspected hanging in her Upper East Side home
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    Iconic designer Kate Spade was found dead Tuesday in a suspected suicide inside her Upper East Side home, cops said.

    A housekeeper found the body of the 55-year-old fashion maven in her apartment on Park Avenue near E. 77th St. at about 10:20 a.m, police sources said. Spade hanged herself with a scarf, police sources said.

    A note was found inside the home, suggesting Spade committed suicide, sources said.

    Spade, who was married with a 13-year-old daughter, was upset over “problems at home,” said a source. The source did not elaborate.

    Kate Spade New York, launched in 1993, is now a $2.4 billion global giant with more than 140 retail shops in the U.S., and more than 175 overseas...

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    Born Katherine Brosnahan in Kansas City in December 1962, Spade attended an all-girls Catholic high school. She graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in journalism in 1985.

    Eight years later, after a stint as an accessories editor at Mademoiselle magazine, she launched Kate Spade. Her partner on the new line of handbags was her soon-to-be husband, Andy Spade, the brother of comedian David Spade...

    ...She sold the company for $2.4 billion in 2007 to focus on the couple’s daughter Frances, who was born in Feb. 2005.

    But she returned to the fashion world in 2016 when she launched the Frances Valentine line in U.S. stores.

    Spade changed her last name to Valentine. In a 2016 interview, she said the decision to start the new brand was in part motivated by a desire to set an example for her daughter.

    “I think what's nice is that she gets to see both the stay-at-home mom and the working mom and know there is an option," Kate told the Kansas City Star.

    "One is not better than the other. It's my choice and that's amazing. And even though we're launching the new brand, she is my priority. And I'm still making time for class mom duty."
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    Fashion designer Kate Spade, 55, hanged herself with a scarf in her Park Avenue home while her husband was in another room, after leaving a suicide note telling her daughter, 13, it was not her fault
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    • Kate Spade was found dead at the age of 55 in her Park Avenue apartment on Tuesday, with a police source telling the New York Post the designer took her life due to 'relationship issues'
    • The designer left a note telling her daughter it was not her fault before taking her own life by hanging and allegedly told the girl to 'ask daddy' reports TMZ
    • She was discovered 'unconscious and unresponsive' by her housekeeper just after 10am, with her husband in the apartment but her daughter at school
    • '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,' her family said in a statement
    • Spade shot to fame when her eponymous line of purses became the it bag for women in the late 90s and early aughts
    • She sold the remaining shares in her company to Neiman Marcus in 2006 and devoted herself to raising her daughter but reentered the fashion world with her new line Frances Valentine in 2015


    Fashion designer Kate Spade, 55, hanged herself with a scarf in her Park Avenue home on Tuesday morning, leaving a suicide note addressed to her teenage daughter.

    The popular designer, who shot to fame with her line of eponymous purses, told her only child, 13, that it was not her fault in the letter, which was found nearby after Kate was discovered 'unconscious and unresponsive' by her housekeeper on Tuesday morning, according to reportrs.

    She is survived by her husband Andy, who is the brother of actor David Spade, and daughter Frances.

    Kate, who shot to fame in the mid-90s thanks to her eponymous line of handbags, was also the aunt of Rachel Brosnahan, the star of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.

    In a statement released on Tuesday afternoon, Spade's 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.'

    TMZ is reporting that the note read: 'Bea - I have always loved you. This is not your fault. Ask Daddy!'.

    Kate's husband was at the apartment when his wife took her own life according to police....
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    And then there's this...

    Kate is the third major designer to take her life in the past decade, with L'Wren Scott committing suicide in 2014 and Alexander McQueen also ending his life in 2010.

    All three hanged themselves.
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    Unexplainable. A prisoner of New York or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac shark View Post
    Unexplainable. A prisoner of New York or something.
    Someone I know knows someone who is a friend of the family. Apparently, both husband and wife had major drug and alcohol problems. The daughter had just decided to live with her father because the mother was so freaked out.
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    This shows that it doesn't matter how much money one has. She sold her business for millions. What a shame that they fell into drugs and ruined everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    This shows that it doesn't matter how much money one has. She sold her business for millions. What a shame that they fell into drugs and ruined everything.
    That's exactly right. That poor kid.
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    Didn't know until this afternoon that David Spade was her brother in-law.

    Sad news regardless, no matter the circumstances. And do feel sorry for the children.
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    This afternoon her sister supposedly stated that Kate Spade was bipolar. It's just such a shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    This afternoon her sister supposedly stated that Kate Spade was bipolar. It's just such a shame.
    From what I heard, that's exactly right. She was self medicating with alcohol and drugs.
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