Fashion Designer Kate Spade, 55-Year-Old, Found Dead

55-year-old fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead in her apartment in New York and reports say it was suicide by hanging.

She was found dead by her housekeeper at around 10:20 AM yesterday and the housekeeper said she (Kate) had a scarf tied around her neck and the bedroom door handle. It is reported that there was a note left.

Kate Spade launched her line of handbags in 1993 which eventually exploded into a full clothing and accessories line.

According to the NYTimes, Spade sold her company in 2006 to Neiman Marcus for an undisclosed amount and was bought last year by Coach for $2.4 billion says the BBC.

Source: Bossip

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