Designer Kate Spade found dead

Iconic fashion accessory designer Kate Spade has been reportedly found dead today in her New York City home. Earlier this morning her housekeeper discovered Spade, born in Kansas City, Missouri, as Katherine Noel Brosnahan, unconsciousness and called emergency services. Officials suspect her death was a suicide from the note found on the premises. She was 55. She is survived by her 13-year-old daughter Frances Beatrix Spade and her husband Anthony, of 24 years. Spade launched her first quirky collection in 1993. Coach, now under the name Tapestry, acquires Kate Spade & Co. a year ago for over two billion dollars. If you or someone you know needs help you can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text ‘Home’ to 741741.

One of the current resort collection pieces in Spade’s signature fun style.

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