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Entertainment Andy Spade Gives Heartbreaking Statement On Wife Kate Spade’s Death: ‘We Can’t Even Begin To Fathom Life Without Her’

03:06  07 june  2018
03:06  07 june  2018 Source:   etcanada.com

Kate Spade, American Designer Whose Bags Carried Women Into Adulthood, Is Dead at 55

  Kate Spade, American Designer Whose Bags Carried Women Into Adulthood, Is Dead at 55 Ms. Spade built a brand on the appeal of clothes and accessories that made women smile. Her name became a shorthand for the cute, clever bags that were an instant hit with career women.The American designer Kate Spade was found dead on Tuesday, according to police officials.

Andy Spade , the husband of designer Kate Spade , is speaking publicly about his wife ' s death at age 55. " Kate was the most beautiful woman in the world. “My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can ’ t even begin to fathom life without her .

She was the kindest person I’ve ever known and my best friend for 35 years. My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can ’ t even begin to fathom life without her . We are deeply heartbroken and miss her already.

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Andy Spade, the husband of designer Kate Spade, is speaking publicly about his wife's death at age 55.

"Kate was the most beautiful woman in the world. She was the kindest person I’ve ever known and my best friend for 35 years," Spade tells The New York Times on Wednesday. "My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can’t even begin to fathom life without her. We are deeply heartbroken and miss her already."

Spade, who is the co-founder of the Kate Spade New York fashion brand, reveals Kate had battled mental illness for years and her death comes as a shock to the family, refuting comments made by the designer's estranged sister, Reta Saffo.

Kate Spade's husband wanted divorce?

  Kate Spade's husband wanted divorce? Kate Spade Kate Spade's husband reportedly asked for a divorce before she was found dead. The 55-year-old fashion designer tragically died in her apartment in New York City earlier this week in an apparent suicide and, although the reason for her ending her life still remains a mystery, police have reportedly learnt that her spouse Andy Spade - the brother of actor David Spade - had left her and was living in a nearby flat. A source told TMZ that Andy, whom she was married to from 1994 until her death, had requested a divorce but the handbag designer didn't want to end their marriage. It's believed Kate left a suicide note when she died and in the heartbreaking letter she told her 13-year-old daughter Frances Beatrix, whom she has with Andy, that she has "always loved" her and that she shouldn't blame herself for what she's decided to do. Meanwhile, Kate's sister Reto Saffo has admitted her suicide didn't come as a shock to her because she's been battling with severe depression for years. She said recently: "I will say this was not unexpected by me. She was always a very excitable little girl and I felt all the stress/pressure of her brand (KS) may have flipped the switch where she eventually became full-on manic depressive. I'd come so VERY close to getting her to go in for treatment (to the same place Catherine Zeta-Jones went for her successful bipolar treatment program).

Andy Spade , the husband of fashion designer Kate Spade , has released a statement saying she suffered from depression and anxiety but that he was still shocked by her death Tuesday. My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can ' t even begin to fathom life without her .

After Kate Spade ' s apparent suicide, her husband Andy Spade released a personal statement to address her depression, their marriage, and substance abuse rumors. My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can ’ t even begin to fathom life without her .

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"Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years," he continues. "She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives. We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy. There was no indication and no warning that she would do this. It was a complete shock. And it clearly wasn’t her. There were personal demons she was battling."

Spade also announced he and his wife were "living separately" for the past 10 months, with their daughter living with both parents. He also says the couple either saw or spoke to each other every day, while continuing to share as many family meals together as possible. They also still took family vacations as a unit.

Kate Spade's husband wanted divorce?

  Kate Spade's husband wanted divorce? Kate Spade Kate Spade's husband reportedly asked for a divorce before she was found dead. The 55-year-old fashion designer tragically died in her apartment in New York City earlier this week in an apparent suicide and, although the reason for her ending her life still remains a mystery, police have reportedly learnt that her spouse Andy Spade - the brother of actor David Spade - had left her and was living in a nearby flat. A source told TMZ that Andy, whom she was married to from 1994 until her death, had requested a divorce but the handbag designer didn't want to end their marriage. It's believed Kate left a suicide note when she died and in the heartbreaking letter she told her 13-year-old daughter Frances Beatrix, whom she has with Andy, that she has "always loved" her and that she shouldn't blame herself for what she's decided to do. Meanwhile, Kate's sister Reto Saffo has admitted her suicide didn't come as a shock to her because she's been battling with severe depression for years. She said recently: "I will say this was not unexpected by me. She was always a very excitable little girl and I felt all the stress/pressure of her brand (KS) may have flipped the switch where she eventually became full-on manic depressive. I'd come so VERY close to getting her to go in for treatment (to the same place Catherine Zeta-Jones went for her successful bipolar treatment program).

Kate Spade ’ s Husband ‘Devastated’ By Suicide: ‘I Can ’ t Fathom Life Without Her ’. “My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can ’ t even begin to fathom life without her . We are deeply heartbroken and miss her already.”

Andy Spade is speaking out one day after his wife Kate Spade was found dead after apparent suicide. My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can ' t even begin to fathom life without her .

RELATED: David Spade Mourns Sister-In-Law Kate Spade’s Death

"We were not legally separated, and never even discussed divorce," he adds. "We were best friends trying to work through our problems in the best way we knew how. We were together for 35 years. We loved each other very much and simply needed a break."

He reiterates that his wife was seeking treatment and was currently taking medication for both depression and anxiety.

"This is the truth. Anything else that is out there right now is false.," he continues. "There was no substance or alcohol abuse. There were no business problems."

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Despite reports Kate left a suicide note addressed to their daughter Bea, Spade says he has not seen it.

"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," his statement reads, before asking for privacy for the couple's daughter.

David Spade breaks silence on ‘funny’ sister-in-law Kate Spade’s shock death

  David Spade breaks silence on ‘funny’ sister-in-law Kate Spade’s shock death David Spade breaks silence on ‘funny’ sister-in-law Kate Spade’s shock deathDavid, whose older brother Andy was married to the fashion designer, posted a picture of Kate with him at a book signing.

Kate Spade ' s Husband Just Released A Heartbreaking Statement About Her Death . My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can ’ t even begin to fathom life without her . We are deeply heartbroken and miss her already.

Andy Spade ’ s Heartbreaking Statement About His Wife Kate Spade ’ s Death . My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can ’ t even begin to fathom life without her . We are deeply heartbroken and miss her already.

"My main concern is Bea and protecting her privacy as she deals with the unimaginable grief of losing her mother," he states. "Kate loved Bea so very much."

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, resources are available. In case of an emergency, please call 911 for immediate help.

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Depression Hurts and Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868) all offer ways for getting help if you or someone you know is suffering from mental health issues.

David Spade Donates $100,000 To Mental Health Charity After Sister-In-Law Kate’s Tragic Death .
David Spade has donated $100,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) following his sister-in-law Kate Spade’s tragic death on June 5. David, 53, said, according to People: “More people suffer from mental health issues than we may realize but no one should ever feel ashamed to reach out for support.

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