According to a CNN source, she reportedly used a scarf to hang herself from a doorknob.
How did Kate Spade die?
Now, Kate Spade's husband has released his full statement about his wife's shocking suicide. "We should all remember the beauty and joy that Kate brought to this world". They were married for 24 years before her death. "She doted on her daughter". "Long before we talked about 'authenticity, ' she defined it".
He appeared to confirm the cause of death as suicide in his statement, which was obtained by the Mirror, recalling: "We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy".
Spade's husband and business partner says she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years.More news: New Prince album revealed on late singer's 60th birthday
"It was a complete shock", he added. And it clearly wasn't her.
For the past 10 months we had been living separately, but within a few blocks of each other. "We want to honor her life and her major contribution to the fashion business and express our most honest condolences to the family". But they were committed to co-parenting their daughter, so they often ate meals together and vacationed as a family, he said.
"One thing we feel is that any talk that they do that helps somebody else, Katy would have liked that", he said.
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He also shares that Kate was actively seeking help for her depression and anxiety for the last five years, and was proactive about seeing a doctor on a regular basis and taking medication to treat her symptoms. There was no substance or alcohol abuse. "There were no business problems. We were co-parenting our handsome daughter".
"My main concern is Bea and protecting her privacy as she deals with the unimaginable grief of losing her mother", he concluded. "Kate loved Bea so very much".
Earl "Frank" Brosnahan, Spade's father, has also spoken out about his daughter's death, telling The Kansas City Star he'd spoken to Spade the night before. She started the company based on six shapes of bags that she thought every working woman needed. The husband-and-wife duo parted ways with their successful company in 2007, after selling to Liz Claiborne Inc.
Spade, born Katherine Noel Brosnahan, was best known for her namesake brand of high-end modern handbags that grew to incorporate other womenswear.More news: Grandmother gets pardon after Kardashian meets Trump
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