The NYPD confirms to ET Canada that she was found dead in her New York City apartment on Tuesday morning, of an apparent suicide.
The officials said housekeeping staff found Spade, 55, her hanging in her Park Avenue apartment at about 10:20 a.m.
Officials on the scene said they could not give more detail while the investigation is still ongoing. And she changed her name to Katherine Noel Frances Valentine Brosnahan Spade, she said in an NPR interview this year.
Her brand, Kate Spade New York, started in 1993 with a line of handbags. Then, it was sold again in 2017 to Coach's Tapestry Inc. for $2.4 billion. A few years back, in 2016 to be precise, Kate did make a comeback as she launched a a new fashion label called Frances Valentine, named after her daughter.
She sold the company in 2007 to focus on the couple's daughter Frances, who was born in February 2005. "Holding Kate's family, friends and loved ones in my heart", Ms Clinton tweeted.
It was an instant hit and Kate Spade became a household name to reckon with!
New York City police have confirmed that they are investigating the apparent suicide of fashion designer Kate Spade.
When the news of Kate Spade's death broke on Tuesday, the shock and sadness from notables in Hollywood, the fashion community, and beyond were palpable.
'We loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly. "Our thoughts are with Andy and the entire Spade family at this time". She married businessman Andy Spade-brother of actor David Spade-in 1994.
"She was a great talent who had an immeasurable impact on American fashion and the way the world viewed American accessories", the statement said. Together, the couple launched "kate spade handbags" in the early '90s; she opened the first Kate Spade brand boutique in Soho in 1996.
Editor's note: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255.