Published: Thu, June 07, 2018
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Kate Spade's sister says designer suffered from mental illness

Kate Spade's sister says designer suffered from mental illness

The designer was found in the bedroom of her Park Avenue apartment in NY on Tuesday morning.

Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and artistic director of Conde Nast, said Spade "had an enviable gift for understanding exactly what women the world over wanted to carry".

"Sometimes you simply can not SAVE people from themselves".

"My grandmother gave me my first Kate Spade bag when I was in college", she wrote on Twitter.

American fashion designer Kate Spade became renowned for launching a successful line of handbags in the 1990s. Saffo claimed that Spade had been struggling with mental illness for years, and recently turned to alcohol to self-medicate. Kemper said of Spade back in February 2016. She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives. Her husband Andy was home at the time.

When the comedian Robin Williams also ended his life by suicide in 2014, the act seemed to become a touchstone for Spade.

"I will say this was not unexpected by me".

Saffo said she had helped her sister get in-patient hospitalization treatments "several times in the past 3-4 years".


Saffo noted that she'd anxious that her sister had become "full-on manic depressive".

Saffo said she had come "very" close to getting her sister into a treatment facility.

Brosnahan, who won a Golden Globe in January for her breakout role in Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, remembered her aunt (née Katherine Noel Brosnahan) in an Instagram post published early Wednesday morning. "This was someone that really valued her private life and I don't think Kate could live in the cruel world that we live in today".

'I love this pic of her. "We loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly", the statement read. "We were not legally separated, and never even discussed divorce".

Despite reports Kate left a suicide note addressed to their daughter Bea, Spade says he has not seen it. "Nothing ever came of it".

The 55-year-old was found unconscious and unresponsive when police were called to her home on Manhattan's Upper East Side and pronounced dead at the scene, police confirmed.

"After numerous attempts, I finally let go", Saffo wrote to the newspaper. "Sometimes you simply can not SAVE people from themselves!"

"I said, 'Honey, you don't just start a handbag company, '" she told NPR, "and he said, 'Why not, how hard can it be?'" "Please!' I know she perhaps had a plan, but she insisted she did not".

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