Kate Spade’s Father Breaks Silence On Designer’s Tragic Death

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When Spade's suicide was reported Wednesday, many of her fans said it was hard to reconcile the grim news with a treasured brand synonymous with a carefree NY lifestyle. "She was exceedingly kind, beautifully sensitive, insanely talented, amusing as heck and one of the most generous people I have ever known".

Kate Spade New York has more than 140 retail shops and outlet stores in America and more than 175 shops overseas, according to The Associated Press. We were co-parenting our attractive daughter.

"One thing we feel is that any talk that they do that helps somebody else, Katy would have liked that", he said.

"There was no indication and no warning that she would do this", he writes.

Andy Spade said he had conversed with his wife the night before she was found dead in her Manhattan apartment and she "sounded happy". "Kate loved Bea so very much".

She was 55 years old.

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Andy Spade said that the couple had been living apart but in the same neighborhood, caring for their 13-year-old daughter Bea.

He did not specify a particular condition, but said she had been seeing a doctor and taking medication and did not use other substances or alcohol. Their daughter, Frances Beatrix, who spent time with each of them, was with Andy when her mother died, the Times reported. "Toward the end of her life, she had a housekeeper, she had her assistant, and her child, and I think that was pretty much it. Kate didn't have many friends". Together, Kate and Andy launched Kate Spade Handbags in 1993, and it blossomed into a full-scale clothing and jewelry line. Others cited unnamed fashion industry insiders who claimed Spade had been "drinking a lot" and was dealing with business problems. We loved creating our businesses together.

Mr Brosnahan added that the iconic designer had "been taking some pills, which I advised her not to take", and said that he was aware that his most famous of six children had been having mental health issues.

She walked away from the company in 2007, a year after it was acquired from the Neiman Marcus Group for $125 million (then known as Liz Claiborne Inc.). She started the company based on six shapes of bags that she thought every working woman needed.

Frances Valentine, with which she was involved until her death, focuses exclusively on shoes and handbags.

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