American Fashion Designer Kate Spade, Found Dead via Hanging

Kate Spade

American fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead in her New York apartment, via hanging. She was 55 years old.

In a report by the Washington Post, Spade was found dead in her Manhattan apartment, located at Park Avenue, as confirmed by the New York Police Department.

Law enforcement said to the news press said that the cause of death was an apparent suicide, and that housekeeping staff was the one that found the designer hanging in her room. Spade left a note, which further confirmed the cause of death.

Kate Spade New York, the designer’s name brand company, said in an official statement that, “Kate Spade, the visionary founder of our brand, has passed. Our thoughts are with her family at this incredibly heartbreaking time. We honor all the beauty she brought into this world.”

As reported by CNN, her death has caused reactions, particularly with celebrities paying tribute to the late designer.

Actress Mindy Kaling expressed her thoughts on Twitter and said “I am heartbroken about the news of Kate Spade. I have worn her clothes many, many times. They were colorful, bold, cheerful, and encouraged women to find the twinkly person inside them. You couldn’t walk into her boutiques and not smile. Rest In Peace, Kate.”

Lena Dunham of “Girls” also expressed her sentiments.

“Kate Spade was more than a designer. She had a quirky visual language that captivated Bat Mitzvah girls and artists alike. She was also a staple of NYC who spread good will. My heart breaks for her family. Thank you, Kate, from one of the millions you made feel beautiful,” Dunham said.

Known as one of the most recognizable designer brands in the world, Spade’s products is the perfect marriage between accessibility and stylistic elegance.

Combining vibrant colours, and chic-retro style, Kate Spade bags are considered as a “coming of age” brand for women and helped redefine “affordable luxury.”

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