How Kate Spade Hoped to Be Remembered, in Her Own Words

Kate Spade death Carol Vorderman said she had'similar feelings

Kate Spade death Carol Vorderman said she had'similar feelings

TOPSHOT - The body of fashion designer Kate Spade is removed by New York City Coroner's Office personnel after she was found dead at age 55 at her Park Avenue apartment on June 5, 2018 in New York.

Designer Kate Spade, who was found dead at her NY home in an apparent suicide, suffered from depression and anxiety, her husband says.

Spade leaves behind a design legacy that included over 140 retail shops and outlet stores and more than 175 stores internationally, in addition to the iconic handbags that launched her career in 90s. "There was no indication and no warning that she would do this", he adds.

He said her death was a "complete shock". Her look - bright colours and clear lines - quickly gained attention, appearing on the shelves of upmarket NY department stores quite soon. Though he said he and his sister often spoke several times a day, it sometimes became hard to get her on the phone. "She was definitely anxious about what people would say if they found out".

"I, personally - I don't know about Andy - took off a good nine years raising my daughter, and absolutely adored every moment of it", she said.

He went on to say the couple, who had been together for 35 years, loved each other very much and "simply needed a break".

Born as Katherine Noel Brosnahan in 1962 in Kansas city, Missouri, Kate Spade was a successful businesswoman and also once edited the fashion magazine Mademoiselle.

Spade said little of it when he was interviewed in 2009 along with other members of his family for a 2006 Observer article about his resilient business strategy. At a press conference Tuesday, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said there was a note on the scene, but declined to get into the contents of that note.

When the comedian Robin Williams also ended his life by suicide in 2014, the act seemed to become a touchstone for Spade.

The brand grew into a fashion empire, known for accessories that offered affordable luxury to younger working women.

A New York Police Department source told the New York Post that Spade left behind a note.

Andy describes his wife as "the most handsome woman in the world", and his best friend of 35 years.

In his statement, Andy Spade described his wife as "the most attractive woman in the world".

The 55-year-old designer had reportedly fallen into a deep depression over the breakdown of her 24-year marriage before taking her own life, according to TMZ. I even said I (would) go with her and be a "patient" too (she liked that idea) I said we could talk about it all - our childhood, etc. "If you are struggling with depression and contemplating suicide, please, please seek help", Trump tweeted.

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