Kate Spade a 55 year old designer had allegedly fallen into depression over the collapse of her 24 year marriage with Andy before taking her own life, according to TMZ.
Spade was reportedly found hanged by her scarf at her Park Avenue home, and her death is been investigated as an apparent suicide.
Police sources claim a note, addressed to her daughter Frances Beatrix, was found beside her body. The note allegedly said: ‘Bea – I have always loved you. This is not your fault. Ask daddy!’
US media intelligence claim Spade and her husband had split in the months leading up to her death, while TMZ claim he had moved out of the family home.
However, police say Andy was at the flat when the designer took her own life, while their daughter was reportedly at school.
Dermot Shea NYPD Chief of Detectives told reporters that the note supports the theory that the cause of death was suicide. ‘At this point, there was a note left. The contents of that note, as well as the physical state of the apartment and the comments of the witness, lend to the credibility that it is an apparent suicide,’ he said.
Born Katherine Brosnahan, Spade grew up in Kansas City, Missouri.
She launched her eponymous brand with her husband while working as an accessories editor at Mademoiselle Magazine.