Kate Spade, the trend-setting fashion designer and entrepreneur, was found dead in her Manhattan apartment on June 5, 2018. Authorities have classified her death as a suicide, and tributes are pouring in from around the world offering condolences to her surviving family.
Fashion designer Kate Spade has died at age 55. The NYPD confirmed that she was found unconscious and unresponsive by police.— NPR (@NPR) 1528216274.0
LATEST: NYPD confirms to @ABC News that fashion designer Kate Spade, 55, was found dead by a housekeeper in her New… https://t.co/07O7QiOyGj— Good Morning America (@Good Morning America) 1528217013.0
Spade's purses have made a huge impact on the fashion community.
The 55-year-old Spade created a line of sleek handbags in the early 1990s that created a smash. Her company, Kate S… https://t.co/rwfhKtIO5y— The Associated Press (@The Associated Press) 1528215435.0
Fans and admirers are remembering both her talents and the very human struggles she dealt with.
Mental health issues do not discriminate. By all accounts, Kate Spade “had it all”-money, success, fame. None of th… https://t.co/I4JKeRzC4K— Trenni Kusnierek (@Trenni Kusnierek) 1528215598.0
What absolutely dreadful news about Kate Spade. Her products were so filled with joy, colour and excitement – I rea… https://t.co/hjaaOJzu9G— Kat Brown (@Kat Brown) 1528215732.0
Kate Spade really defined what it meant to look and feel "Adult" for a certain group of women.— (BΔK)endra James (@(BΔK)endra James) 1528216349.0
Spade is survived by her husband (who was also her business partner) and her daughter.
She is survived by her husband Andy, who is the brother of actor David Spade, and her 13-year-old daughter Frances https://t.co/frZqlBzocH— Daily Mail Celebrity (@Daily Mail Celebrity) 1528216366.0
Spade was an inspiration to businesswomen everywhere.
As a woman who lives to support women-owned companies, I am really sad to hear the news about Kate Spade. I loved h… https://t.co/EHJ6Pk6LQ4— Amy Bailey (@Amy Bailey) 1528216266.0
In her remembrance, many are tweeting pictures of their first Kate Spade purses.
I still have my 1st Kate Spade bag, a simple black Sam bag. And today I carried one with me as I traipsed around Am… https://t.co/3GmcW6xnnR— Tracy Russo (@Tracy Russo) 1528218726.0
True story: One of my dreams was to own a #KateSpade handbag & I vowed that if I ever made the NY Times Best Seller… https://t.co/4JilWmwyhS— Melanie Benjamin (@Melanie Benjamin) 1528218913.0
for pretty much all of high school, I fantasized about a future in which I carried the kate spade "all typed up cly… https://t.co/smrTsGgeDd— Julia Carpenter (@Julia Carpenter) 1528219141.0
Many associate their handbags with touching memories:
The first gift I bought the love of my life was a Kate Spade bag and I remember inside there was a card with the qu… https://t.co/m0rybCXhTK— Francis Maxwell (@Francis Maxwell) 1528222690.0
In 2003, I carried a Kate Spade knockoff bag. Her bags represented class, sophistication, and the kind of woman I w… https://t.co/b4xI7poB2D— Rebecca Keegan (@Rebecca Keegan) 1528218616.0
But, at the end of the day, Spade was a woman not so unlike any other:
Beloved designer Kate Spade has died at the age of 55. In her 2002 Glamour Women of the Year interview, Spade said:… https://t.co/kWFxpfO2gH— Glamour (@Glamour) 1528216509.0
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