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Fashion Designer Kate Spade found Dead at 55 in Apparent Suicide

kate spade - Fashion Designer Kate Spade found Dead at 55 in Apparent Suicide
Kate Spade, was the designer behind her successful namesake label, Kate Spade New York, which she co-founded in 1993 with her husband Andy.

The line began by designing its famously colorful handbags before expanding into other accessories and clothing, ultimately turning into a billion-dollar brand. Tapestry, Inc. bought Kate Spade in July 2017 for $2.4 billion.

The fashion designer and businesswoman, hanged herself in an apparent suicide Tuesday at a Manhattan apartment, according to a New York Police Department source.

According to CNN, police responded at 10:10 a.m. after Spade was found by her housekeeper, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said.
A suicide note was found at the scene, he said. Spade addressed her daughter in the note, according to two NYPD sources.
Spade’s body was discovered in her apartment, an NYPD officer at the Upper East Side apartment building said.
Kate Spade and daughter Frances Beatrix

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