Popular designer Kate Spade was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment in New York on Tuesday June 5, 2018.
Kate Spade Suicide by Hanging
Police are investigating the 55-year-old’s death as a suicide, reports the BBC. The designer’s body was found by her housekeeper and there was also a note. The exact contents of the note are yet unknown. However, it is believed there was a message to her daughter included in it.
CNBC reports that Spade had hanged herself. New reports that just came in mention that the designer possibly had relationship problems, which may hint at why she took her life. Her husband was supposedly in the apartment when she committed suicide.
Spade was a co-founder of the designer label Kate Spade New York. The brand was sold in 2007 so she could focus on raising her daughter. And it was bought last year by New York designer label rival Coach.
In 2016, Spade and her husband Andy launched another design label for handbags and shoes — Frances Valentine — named after their daughter who is now 13 years old.
Popular in Singapore
Here in Singapore, the fashion designer was well-loved for her brightly-coloured handbags and accessories.
Among Singapore mums however, it is Kate Spade’s “Stevie” diaper bag that is best known, and in fact is among the top three most popular diaper bags in the island.
Here at theAsianparent, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to Ms. Spade’s family. Her tragic death is a reminder to us all that we never truly know the burden or pain another person might be carrying.
If you are struggling with depression, or detect any signs of suicide in a loved one, or even yourself, please tell a family member or a friend immediately. Talking is the first step to healing.
However, if you would rather talk to a professional or a counselor, you may contact these organisations:
Also read: Warning signs of suicide
References: BBC, CNBC, The Straits Times