Designer Kate Valentine, formerly known as Kate Spade, has died of a reported suicide. She was 55 years old.
NYPD confirmed to InStyle that she was found unrepsonsive in her Manhattan apartment on Tuesday morning. She was confirmed dead at the scene.
According to the Associated Press, Spade was found hanging in her apartment by housekeeping staff on Tuesday. A note was found at the scene.
BREAKING: Law enforcement officials: Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead in New York in apparent suicide.
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 5, 2018
Spade was an American businesswoman who is the former owner of her namesake brand, Kate Spade New York. She sold the last shares of the company back in 2007, and launched a new brand called Frances Valentine in 2016. She also formally changed her name to Kate Valentine in 2016.
She is survived by one daughter and her husband Andy Spade, brother of actor David Spade. Her family released a statement to the New York Daily News Tuesday about her passing.
“We are all devastated by today’s tragedy,” her family said. “We loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly. We would ask that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this very difficult time.”
May her soul rest in peace.
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