Kate Spade Dead At 55

Andy Spade said his main concern is protecting their 13-year-old daughter's privacy as she deals with "unimaginable grief". "She was actively seeking help for depression and anxiety over the last 5 years, seeing a doctor on a regular basis and taking medication for both depression and anxiety".

Speaking out about parts of the suicide note which had been published by certain media outlets, he said: "I have yet to see any note left behind and am appalled that a private message to my daughter has been so heartlessly shared with the media".

Designer Kate Spade, one of the biggest names in American fashion known especially for her sleek handbags, was found dead on 5 June 2018 in her NY apartment. And it clearly wasn't her.

The son of Kate's housekeeper (who remains unnamed), Mark Roldan, 23, said his mother was completely devastated over the death of the woman she considered to be her "best friend". "Long before we talked about 'authenticity, ' she defined it".

Kate Spade was known for her colourful designs.

Brosnahan said he knew Spade was having troubles and that she had been taking pills that he advised her not to take.

Andy, 55, said he and Kate had lived separately for almost a year, but denied that either of them was seeking a divorce.

Andy said that the two lived near each other, spoke or saw each other daily, and continued to take vacations together. "We want to honor her life and her major contribution to the fashion business and express our most honest condolences to the family".

He says that despite reports to the contrary, while he and Kate were living separately for a brief period of time, they were not legally separated or considering divorce. We were together for 35 years.

"The family is disgusted and saddened that at this time of great sorrow, Kate's sister who has been estranged from the entire family for more than 10 years would choose to surface with unsubstantiated comments", the family said in a statement, reported People. "Kate loved Bea so very much".

Kate Spade was born Katherine Brosnahan and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri.

But shortly after Frances Beatrix's birth in 2005, the couple sold Kate Spade New York to concentrate on raising their daughter. According to reports, the famed fashion designer fell into a deep depression after her husband Andy, right, moved out of their home and sought a divorce.

Vanessa Coleman