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Kate Spade is the second high-profile fashion designer to commit suicide in NY following the death of L'Wren Scott four years ago.

Spade was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment on Tuesday morning from an apparent suicide.

According to the Associated Press, Spade's housekeeping staff found her dead in her NY apartment along with a note. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Actress Lucy Hale from Pretty Little Liars said "mental health does not discriminate and can happen to anyone with any circumstances", adding: "I hope she has found peace". The company she founded, Kate Spade New York, has more than 140 retail shops in the USA and more than 175 internationally. Coach bought Kate Spade for $2.4 billion in May 2017, and changed the name to Tapestry, Inc.

Shortly after learning of Kate's suicide on Tuesday, Cole offered up his thoughts in a cryptic tweet, which many found insensitive. My heart breaks for her family.

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Fashion designer Kate Spade has died at her New York City apartment overnight.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri as Kate Noel Brosnahan, Spade is widely known for her eponymous brand, which she founded with her husband, Andy Spade (the brother of actor David Spade), in the 1990s. Kate Spade handbags lined the shelves at Barneys and other high-fashion retailers. After multiple attempts to help her sister Saffo said she finally "let go", adding, "sometimes you simply can not SAVE people from themselves!"

Kate rose to fame with the namesake fashion line she started in 1993 with her husband before they sold the company in 2007 so she could focus on raising their daughter Frances. She most recently launched a new accessories label, Frances Valentine.

"She was also a staple of NYC who spread good will", she said.

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