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Entertainment 'It has been a rough week, but I didn't want to cancel': David Spade addresses his sister-in-law Kate Spade's tragic suicide as he returns to the comedy stage

03:41  10 june  2018
03:41  10 june  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Celebrities react to Kate Spade's death at 55

  Celebrities react to Kate Spade's death at 55 The fashion world was rocked Tuesday when it was revealed that Kate Spade, the designer behind one of the most influential brands in America, passed away at age 55. She was reportedly found dead in her New York City apartment by suicide. The sad news leaves the industry and Kate Spade fans in mourning, with many taking to Twitter to share the influence Spade has had on both the trade and their personal styles. Fashion designer Liz Lange talked about how Spade was "the nicest woman" and acted as her advisor as she took her start in the industry with her maternity brand.

' It has been a rough week , but I didn ' t want to cancel ': David Spade addresses his sister - in - law Kate Spade ' s tragic suicide as he returns 'If my jokes don't work then I get a free pass,' he joked with the audience. Spade ' s brother Andy was married to Kate for 24 years until her suicide Tuesday.

David Spade returned to the comedy stage Friday, just three days after the death of his sister - in - law . designer Kate Spade . 'Thank you for coming, it was a rough week ,.''Thank you for coming, it was a rough week , but I didn ' t want to cancel and I appreciate you all coming out here

David Spade, on stage in a file picture, returned to the standup stage on Friday night in Southern California © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited David Spade, on stage in a file picture, returned to the standup stage on Friday night in Southern California David Spade returned to the comedy stage Friday, just three days after the death of his sister-in-law. 

'Thank you for coming, it was a rough week, but I didn't want to cancel and I appreciate you all coming out here,' he told the crowd at the Brea Improv according to E!Online.

The comedian told the southern California crowd that, 'if my jokes don't work then I get sort of a free pass.' 

a close up of a person: David Spade paid tribute to his late sister-in-law, tweeting a picture of her looking 'so pretty' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited David Spade paid tribute to his late sister-in-law, tweeting a picture of her looking 'so pretty' Spade's sister-in-law,  designer Kate Spade was found dead in her Manhattan apartment on Tuesday, after committing suicide.  

He shared remembrances of her on his social media accounts,  sharing on Twitter,  'I don't think everyone knew how f-----g funny she was... Its a rough world out there people. Try to hang on.'

Kate Spade suffered years of mental illness, sister says. Suicide 'not unexpected'

  Kate Spade suffered years of mental illness, sister says. Suicide 'not unexpected' Grieving deeply, Kate Spade's older sister told The Kansas City Star on Tuesday that her famous designer sister suffered debilitating mental illness for the last three or four years and was self-medicating with alcohol. Spade's apparent suicide on Tuesday, at age 55 inside the bedroom of her New York Park Avenue apartment, "was not unexpected by me," Reta Saffo, Spade's older sister by two Grieving deeply, Kate Spade's older sister told The Kansas City Star on Tuesday that her famous designer sister suffered debilitating mental illness for the last three or four years and was self-medicating with alcohol.

Stand-up comic David Spade tried to generate a light-hearted vibe as he joked about performing only days after his sister - in - law , Kate Spade , killed herself. Onstage Friday evening at a comedy club in Orange County, Cal., he told the audience, “ it was a rough week , but I didn ’ t want to cancel and I

Stand-up comic David Spade tried to generate a light-hearted vibe as he joked about performing only days after his sister - in - law , Kate Spade , killed herself. David Spade and Kate Spade Getty Images.

a screenshot of a cell phone: In a heartfelt post on Instagram Spade reminded his followers to 'try to hang on' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited In a heartfelt post on Instagram Spade reminded his followers to 'try to hang on' And a similar message on Instagram with a family photo, 'Fuzzy picture but I love it. Kate and I during Christmas family photos. We had so much fun that day. She was so sharp and quick on her feet. She could make me laugh so hard. I still can't believe it. It's a rough world out there people, try to hang on.' 

David Spade et al. posing for the camera: Andy, Kate and David Spade together on the red carpet in 2001. David told the crowd on Saturday that 'it's been a tough week' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Andy, Kate and David Spade together on the red carpet in 2001. David told the crowd on Saturday that 'it's been a tough week' On Friday night, he seemed to be buoyed by the crowd.  

People in the audience said that the comedian's mood seemed to get better and better as the show went on, and the crowd was reportedly laughing and clapping through the whole show.

Kate Spade was totally detached from her namesake brand

  Kate Spade was totally detached from her namesake brand Fashion designer Kate Spade along with her husband, Andy Spade, created her namesake brand, Kate Spade, but they hadn't been involved with it for years. They sold their remaining 44% stake in the business to Neiman Marcus for $US59 million in 2006, which already owned the other 56%. She and Andy then became detached, even though Kate's name is still featured in stores everywhere. At that time, Andy left to start his own creative agency and Kate became a mother full time. © Bryan Bedder / Getty Images Kate Spade with her husband Andy.

David Spade returned to the stage on Friday, June 8, just days after his sister - in - law Kate Spade died of suicide — details. David Spade and Kate Spade attend Photographer' s Gallery Presents Slim Aarons Curated by Kate Spade at Fred Segal Cafe in West Hollywood, California, United States

David Spade headed back to the stage just three days after sister - in - law and fashion icon Kate Spade ’ s death. The stand-up comedian performed a set at the Brea Improv Comedy Club in southern California on Friday evening. “Thank you for coming, it was a rough week , but I didn ’ t want to

'Thank you for coming out, I appreciate it,' he told the crowd as he wrapped up. 

He's scheduled to do two shows on Saturday night. 

Pictures: Kate Spade's iconic designs through the years

Kate Spade funeral to be held in Missouri .
Kate Spade funeral to be held in MissouriSpade's father has revealed her funeral will take place on Thursday (21Jun18) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Church in Kansas City, where her grandparents were married.

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