The 55-year-old Kate Spade who shot to fame with her line of eponymous purses, is believed to have committed suicide by hanging at her home.
Designer Kate Spade was found dead in her Manhattan apartment on Tuesday following an apparent suicide, police said.
“It appears to be a tragic case of apparent suicide,” said NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea. “It is early in the investigation.
There was a suicide note left at the scene. I’m not going to get into the contents of that note.
Her housekeeper found her body hanging by a scarf at 10:20 a.m. at her home at Park Avenue and 77th Street.
”She is survived by her husband Andy, who is the brother of actor David Spade, and her 13-year-old daughter Frances.