Kate Spade's husband opens up about designer's depression

Kate Spade committed suicide after husband sought divorce

Though the reason why Spade chose to take her own life is still unconfirmed, the suicide note, which Yahoo News says was found on the bed near her body, suggests that Spade's husband and business partner, Andy-brother of comedic actor David Spade-may know something more. "I'd flown out to Napa and NYC several times in the past 3-4 years to help her to get the treatment she needed".

A statement from the family via in NY spokeswoman on Tuesday had said: "We are all devastated by today's tragedy".

Andy and Kate Spade, pictured in 2017.

"We've learned Andy Spade was not living at the family home ... he and Kate had separated and he was living in a nearby apartment".

Her sister has communicated with their hometown newspaper via email, revealing some details about the demons she said her sister had been fighting, which other family members are challenging.

He said her death was a "complete shock".

"For the past 10 months we had been living separately, but within a few blocks of each other".

Though their family tried to get Kate into treatment, it never happened because "she was definitely anxious about what people would say if they found out".

She speculated that Kate suffered bipolar disorder and manic depression and claimed the enormous success of her eponymous handbag company pushed her over the edge. We were together for 35 years.

The late icon's older sister Reta Saffo spoke to The Kansas City Star about how she perceived the designer's mental condition. "It was a time in the marriage when it was right for them to be apart", she said.

Spade was found dead from an apparent suicide in her NY apartment.

In the years before her death, Kate gave no hint that she was unhappy.

In the days leading up to her death, TMZ reports Kate had been deeply depressed, particularly after Andy asked for a divorce. "Kate loved Bea so very much", he said.

"Sometimes you simply can not SAVE people from themselves!" she wrote to the newspaper.

Jenna Bush Hager wrote: 'I will never forget the first Kate Spade bag I got for Christmas in college'. "My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can't even begin to fathom life without her", he writes. "She was exceedingly kind, beautifully sensitive, insanely talented, amusing as heck and one of the most generous people I have ever known".

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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