Designer Kate Spade In Boston

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Fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead in her New York City apartment on Tuesday morning by her housekeeper. Coroners confirmed she hung herself on her bedroom doorknob using a scarf. She even left a suicide note.

According to Kates sister, Reta Brosnahan Saffo, Spade suffered from debilitating mental illness for the last three or four years and was self-medicating with alcohol. Kate was allegedly extremely depressed in her last days of life because her husband wanted a divorce and she did not.

According to TMZ, Andy Spade, Kates husband told police Kate “was drinking a lot,” and was depressed by business problems and their separation.

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