Celeb reactions to Kate Spade's death

Posted June 08, 2018

The grieving husband of fashion designer Kate Spade left his Upper East Side building Thursday morning - hiding his face behind a mouse mask. "Although Kate has not been affiliated with the brand for more than a decade, she and her husband and creative partner, Andy, were the founders of our beloved brand", the company's statement reads. Her sister described attempts to place Spade in inpatient care, but said she refused, fearing she would harm her brand's "happy-go-lucky" image.

Spade's body was discovered on Tuesday by a cleaner in her Park Avenue home.

However, her husband Andy Spade denied there was a note: "I have yet to see any note left behind and am appalled that a private message to my daughter has been so heartlessly shared with the media". "We were not legally separated, and never even discussed divorce", he wrote.

Cariaga's son Mark Roldan, 23, said his mother was "shaken" after the trauma of finding Spade, who'd hanged herself from a doorknob with a red scarf.

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Although his wife had suffered from anxiety at points during their relationship and marriage, Andy said her serious bouts of depression began only about six years ago, at the age of 49.

"There was no indication and no warning that she would do this", he said. And the fashion house she launched in 2016 is also named for her daughter. She loves spending her time outdoors as much as possible.

Their daughter Bea was living with both of them and they saw each other or spoke every day.

Andy Spade said his main concern is protecting their 13-year-old daughter's privacy as she deals with "unimaginable grief".

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Kate Spade New York has more than 140 retail shops and outlet stores in America and more than 175 shops overseas, according to The Associated Press. "But we certainly miss our bright, sunshiney little person". The couple recently had started a new handbag company, Frances Valentine. "We loved each other very much and simply needed a break". Andy is the brother of actor and comedian David Spade.

Saffo responded that she was not willing to take a call and had taken a sedative.

"There was a moment when you couldn't walk a block in NY without seeing one of her bags, which were just like her; colorful and unpretentious", Wintour said in a statement. "This thing better work", she said in the interview.

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