Kate Spade: Fashion designer found dead in New York home
June 5, 2018 4:04 pm
Fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her New York apartment.
Police are investigating her death as an apparent suicide. The world of fashion and design has been paying tribute to her work.
Spade – who once edited fashion magazine Mademoiselle – was well known as a designer of clothes, shoes, and jewellery, but was best known for her accessory line.
She co-founded Kate Spade Handbags in 1993 with husband Andy Spade.
What were the circumstances of her death?
The designer was found by her housekeeper who had arrived at the Park Avenue apartment in Manhattan to find her “unresponsive”, a law enforcement official said.
The New York Police Department confirmed the 55-year-old’s death under her birth name, Katherine Noel Brosnahan.
She left behind a note, police said. They declined to discuss its contents.