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Kate Spade Committed Suicide!!

This is a story that we here at Ear Kandy Radio hate to report!  Founder of the well-known Kate Spade handbags has apparently committed suicide.   Kate (Brosnahan) Spade, the fashion designer and businesswoman, hung herself in a suicide Tuesday at a New York City apartment, according to a New York Police Department source.

Police responded to the call around 10:10 a.m. after Spade was found by her housekeeper.  A suicide note was found at the scene but the contents of the letter were not divulged.  Spade, 55,  started Kate Spade New York in 1993 and opened her first shop in the city three years later.  She was best known for her colorful handbags, and now has more than 140 retail shops and outlet stores across the United States and more than 175 stores internationally, the site states.
Over time, she distanced herself from her business.  In 1999, she and her husband,  Andy Spade (who was also in the house at the time she committed suicide), sold 56% of the brand to Neiman Marcus for $33.6 million.  Liz Claiborne acquired the company in 2007, and Spade left her namesake brand.  The luxury fashion company Coach announced plans in May 2017 to buy Kate Spade for $2.4 billion.

The company released a statement “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 statement said. “Kate will be dearly missed. Our thoughts are with Andy and the entire Spade family at this time.”

This really just goes to show you that money cannot buy you happiness.  It’s so sad, I just did a blog on the warning signs of suicidal people.  Check out the blog here SUICIDE WARNING SIGNS

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