Iconic fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead in her apartment early Tuesday morning, according to reports. She was 55-years-old.
Authorities indicated to TMZ that a housekeeper found Spade’s body in her home on Park Avenue, New York City. Reports state that Spade hung herself with a scarf on her bedroom door, and, a note was found alongside her body.
After graduating from Arizona State University and meeting her husband, Andy Spade (David Spade’s brother), the two moved to Manhattan together and Kate launched a clothing and jewelry line. In 2007, Spade sold her company to spend more time with her daughter. But, in 2016, she launched another line dedicated to her daughter, Frances Valentine.
All across social media, fashion lovers and icons are mourning the legendary designer.
My grandmother gave me my first Kate Spade bag when I was in college. I still have it. Holding Kate’s family, friends and loved ones in my heart.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) June 5, 2018
So true. You’ll be missed kate spade ? pic.twitter.com/sICk7ondbd
— Brenda (@brendaahhhh) June 5, 2018
I’m so sad over the news of #KateSpade. My heart is seriously broken. ?
— Emily Lauren (@Emily_LParsons) June 5, 2018
rest in peace kate spade ♠️ my favorite designer. you taught me to live colorfully and to never look back ?? pic.twitter.com/6R5WyJqZAN
— hailey wilmot (@haileywilmot6) June 5, 2018
— Ikimulisa (@Ikimulisa) June 5, 2018
Rest In Peace, Kate Spade. So shocked and saddened to hear about her suicide. You never know what someone is going through
— زينة (@foreignqueenxo_) June 5, 2018
The world just lost some sparkle, and got a little less fabulous.
You never know what is going on with someone. Even if they have all the material success in the world, they can be hurting on the inside. Be kind. #KateSpade
— Erica (@MsEricaMB) June 5, 2018
i carried my little yellow kate spade satin knockoff bag everywhere i went in 1999. it was all i could afford, and made me feel fancy and rich and classy even if it was $25 and from canal street. Thanks for everything Kate. RIP.
— marcia meilee (@marcia_meilee) June 5, 2018
Wow… RIP Kate Spade. So heartbreaking. “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”
— MADI ♡ (@madisonbpowell) June 5, 2018
Sadness in the World of Fashion.
Her strength couldn’t fight her depression inside.
Please! Use your family, friends, or anyone in a time where you think suicide is your only answer to life decisions. #KateSpade #RIP pic.twitter.com/nFdez46Nwi
— Sheila Arbutti (@sheila_sheiley) June 5, 2018