Kate Spade Found Dead In New York Age 55

Kate Spade Found Dead In New York Age 55
Tuáthla Lucey
Tuáthla Lucey

5 Jun 2018

Fashion designer, Kate Spade has been found dead in her New York apartment aged 55.

The discovery was made this morning.

Officials say the body of the 55-year-old businesswoman was found by housekeeping staff inside her Park Avenue apartment this morning. They say she left a note at the scene. 

It is not known when she died, and the city’s medical examiner will perform an autopsy.

Tributes to the designer and her signature jaunty but practical bags began flooding on to social media almost immediately after the news became public, many from women who recalled poignantly how her distinctive style had brightened their youth.

 

Spade created a line of sleek handbags in the early 1990s that created a smash on the world fashion scene.

Her brand, Kate Spade New York, has more than 140 retail shops and outlet stores across the US and more than 175 shops internationally.