"We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy". It had been reported that the fashion designer fell into deep depression days before hanging herself because her husband moved out of their home had sought a divorce.
Speaking out about parts of the suicide note which had been published by certain media outlets, he said: "I have yet to see any note left behind and am appalled that a private message to my daughter has been so heartlessly shared with the media". "She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives", Andy Spade said in the statement, while noting that his wife's suicide came as a shock. "If that helped anybody avoid anything - fine, she'd be delighted". Prior to launching her fashion line, Spade spent five years at "Mademoiselle", a women's magazine, and eventually become a senior fashion editor and head of accessories.
"She was happy and we made plans to meet in California", Brosnahan says.
Andy Spade said he and his wife had chose to take a break and had lived in separate residences for 10 months. The fashion designer's sister claimed the 55-year-old would repeatedly watch news coverage of the actor's suicide.
Now, the Medical Examiner's Office has released information on Thursday stating that Kate took her own life. "We want to honor her life and her major contribution to the fashion business and express our most honest condolences to the family".
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This number is expected to rise as much of the area is still too hot for rescue crews to search for bodies. Some 46 people were injured, around half of whom are in serious condition, it said.
"One thing we feel is that any talk that they do that helps somebody else, Katy would have liked that", he said. 'We were best friends trying to work through our problems in the best way we knew how. We were together for 35 years.
Among the subjects Andy Spade covered in his statement were Kate's longtime bouts with depression and anxiety, the status of their 24-year marriage and the rumors that their new business venture was floundering. "Kate loved Bea so very much".
"My main concern is Bea and protecting her privacy as she deals with the unimaginable grief of losing her mother", he concluded. We loved creating our businesses together. "Kate loved Bea so very much".
Spade, born Katherine Noel Brosnahan, was best known for her namesake brand of high-end modern handbags that grew to incorporate other womenswear.