Kate Spade found dead (apparent suicide)

Designer Kate Spade attends the Tribeca Ball 2011 at the New York Academy of Art on April 4, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Renowned handbag maker, Kate Spade, has been found dead in her New York City apartment. This is an apparent suicide. The 55 year old was found hanging from a designer scarf.

Kate left behind a suicide note. The police department will not disclose the contents of the letter.

NYPD chief of detectives Dermont Shea announced the following:

  • “At about 1010 hours this morning in the confines of the 19th precinct, members of the 19th precinct responded to an address on Park Avenue. It appears to be, at this time, a tragic case of apparent suicide, but 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, but that appears to be the sum total of what it is at this point. We still have detectives on the scene, it’s still a fairly fresh incident.”
  • “She was discovered by the housekeeper”
  • “At this point, there was a note left. The content of that note, as well as the physical state of the apartment and the comments of the witness, lend to the credibility that it is an apparent suicide, but we’ll go from here and continue to look into the incident. In terms of contents of the note or communication with some members of the family, I’m not going to get into that.”


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  1. […] His death is only three days following the unexpected suicide of handbag mogul Kate Spade. […]

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