Hollywood is facing the tragedy of Kate Spade’s death, the iconic fashion designer, who passed away on the 5th of June. According to reports, the police found her dead in her apartment on Tuesday, from a supposed suicide.
Kate’s influence in the fashion world was palpable, as many stars came out in commemoration of the late fashion icon. Chelsea Clinton, Bethenny Frankel, Rosie O’Donnell, and others reacted to the news of her tragic passing on social media.
A lot of people don’t know that Kate Spade is actually related to the actor, David Spade, who is her brother-in-law. O’Donnell wrote on her social media, “David Spade – all my love to you Dave.”
And Clinton, the daughter of Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton, said her grandparents gave her her first purse when she was in college. The political figure wrote, “I still have it.”
Bethenny Frankel, the Real Housewives Of New York City star, was the first person to comment on her death. She wrote, “Poor, @Kate Spadeny, to be in so much pain.”
The reality star said that success doesn’t make a person happy, but true “love and peace does.” Her fellow fashion cohort, Kenneth Cole, said that she, alone, didn’t change the fashion world, but her purses and bags were an inspiring part of the movement.
Kate Spade’s tragic passing is a painful reminder that we never truly know another’s pain or the burden they carry. If you are struggling with depression and contemplating suicide, please, please seek help. https://t.co/eruSexNoGj
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 5, 2018
According to multiple reports, she was found “unconscious and unresponsive” around 10:20 am on Tuesday, and the police pronounced her dead at the scene.
Andy Spade survives Kate, as the pair got married back in 1994. They have a thirteen-year-old daughter, Frances. The pair launched their handbag company back in 1993 in New York City.
After the fashion-brand exploded into the mainstream, they expanded it to other items including stationery, perfume, eyewear, shoes, and other clothing.
She sold the company in 2007 and launched another organization called Frances Valentine in 2016. Some sources say that she and her husband have come upon financial hard times, but this is merely speculation.