The Blast: Kate Spade’s husband bought new apartment in New York amid marital issues

Manuela Cardiga
Jun 06, 2018
04:24 P.M.
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Kate Spade's sudden death may be linked to depression and anxiety 


The fashion world went into shock on the 5th of June 2018 when celebrated fashion icon Kate Spade was found dead in her Manhattan apartment by her housekeeper.

Kate's death by hanging has been ruled a suicide, and according to the NYPD, she had left a note addressed to her daughter.

Andy Spade, the husband and business partner of the late fashion designer issued a statement in which he declared that Kate had been suffering from depression and anxiety disorder for many years.

The Blast has reported that Andy Spade was looking for a new apartment in New York City in the months prior to his wife’s suicide, and this may indicate some problems in the relationship, perhaps caused by the designer's emotional issues.


The couple lived together in a luxurious Park Avenue apartment, and it was at this address that the designer committed suicide. The Police registered a 911 call at 10:20 Am reporting her death. The first responders found the designer unconscious and unresponsive in her bedroom.


Andy Spade was present at the Upper East Side apartment at the time of his wife's death, but it is unclear if he made the call.  


Kate and Andy Spade launched their New York-based design company "Kate Spade Handbags" in 1993 featuring Kate's unique designs and the label quickly became a success.

The brand expanded to clothing, jewelry, shoes, stationery, eyewear, baby items, fragrances, tabletop, bedding, and gifts equally successfully.

Kate sold her company to Neiman Marcus, and in 2005 she gave birth to her only child Frances Beatrix. It was to Frances, 13, that Kate addressed her farewell letter.

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