Fashion icon Kate Spade has been found dead of an apparent suicide in her Manhattan home, law enforcement sources state. She was just 55 years old.
A staff member of Spade’s found her hanged from a red scarf on a bedroom door at her Park Avenue residence Tuesday morning, a senior law enforcement official and other law enforcement sources say.
According to sources, a note was found at the scene, but the details of the note have not been shared.
Spade was born in Kansas City, Missouri and sadly leaves behind her husband of 24 years, Andy, and a daughter born in 2005, Frances Beatrix Spade.
In the early 1990’s, Spade was an accessories editor at Mademoiselle magazine. It was during this time that she and her husband started their own company ‘Kate Spade’ out of their apartment. The company started with just six handbag designs.
Spade walked away from the company in 2007, a year after it was acquired from the Neiman Marcus Group for $125 million by the company then known as Liz Claiborne Inc.
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