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Kate Spade’s death officially confirmed as suicide by hanging by New York medical examiner

The 55-year-old fashion designer’s body was found in her Park Avenue flat on Tuesday

PUBLISHED : Friday, 08 June, 2018, 2:22am
UPDATED : Friday, 08 June, 2018, 7:15am

New York City’s chief medical examiner has ruled fashion designer Kate Spade’s death a suicide by hanging.

The determination was released Thursday, two days after the 55-year-old Spade was found dead in her Park Avenue flat.

Kate Spade's husband says she had been treated for depression

A housekeeper discovered her body in her bedroom. Police say she left a note that pointed to “a tragic suicide”.

Spade’s husband and business partner, Andy Spade, has said she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years.

He said in a statement Wednesday that his wife was seeing a doctor regularly and was taking medication to treat her disease. He said she “sounded happy” the night before and her death was a complete shock.

Kate Spade remembered as vibrant and colourful personality

He said his main concern is protecting the privacy of their 13-year-old daughter, Frances Beatrix, as she deals with “unimaginable grief.”