The officials said housekeeping staff found her hanging inside her Park Avenue apartment at about 10:20 a.m. They say she left a note at the scene. Her impact on the fashion and accessories world will forever be felt by those who knew her and those who were fans of her work.
Spade, born Katherine Brosnahan, grew up in Kansas City, Mo.
The Associated Press reported Spade was found with a red scarf around her neck attached to a doorknob. After the success of their initial handbag line, the brand expanded to clothing, shoes, eyewear, perfume, stationery and more accessories. The 55-year-old is survived by her husband Andy and their 13-year-old daughter Frances Beatrix. A source alleged that Kate and her husband Andy were having problems the past few months, but it's still not a clear indicator for what Kate might've gone through.
On Twitter, David also shared a picture of Spade at his book signing, with a similiar message. In the meantime, we send out condolences to her family.
Feel like you need help and want to speak with someone? We loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly. Many remembered getting their first Kate Spade bag.
In an eerie coincidence, Spade was the answer to a "Jeopardy!" question on the night before her death in a "Designer Initials" category: "She made a name for herself in the 1990s with her handbags: K.S".