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Breaking Fashion News: Fashion Designer Kate Spade Dead at 55

Designer Kate Spade is photographed at her offices. (Photo by David Howells/Corbis via Getty Images)

The fashion world has been rocked to the core today after hearing the devastating news that beloved fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead in her apartment in New York City.

Spade, 55, was known for her colorful accessories and handbags. She was found by a housekeeper who called 911 at about 10:30 am EST, and according to the NYPD, it was an apparent suicide. She was pronounced dead at the scene and a suicide note was also found. Allegedly, she hanged herself with a red scarf tied to a doorknob.

Kate Spade is survived byย her husband of 24 years, Andy Spade, and her 13-year-old daughter Frances Beatrix.

Editor’sย Note: If you or someone you know are suffering from depression or considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) for free and confidential support. Please reach out and ask for help. You are not alone.

By Farrah Estrella

Farrah Estrella is an award winning Latina, plus size, fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She is also a fitness enthusiast and food lover. A native of the Dominican Republic, she has been the editor of the Estrella Fashion Report since 2012. Follow her on twitter at @FarrahEstrella and @EstrellaFReport

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