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Entertainment Kate Spade’s Family ‘Disgusted’ By Sister’s Comments On Designer’s ‘Unexpected,’ Confirmed Suicide

19:31  07 june  2018
19:31  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.

Kate Spade ' s Family ' Disgusted ' After Designer ' s Sister Claims Suicide 'Wasn't Unexpected ': Source. Karen Mizoguchi. Kate Spade ‘ s family are at odds after the late designer ’ s death on Tuesday at age 55.

Spade ’ s older sister Reta Brosnahan Saffo, 57, made statements to multiple outlets on Tuesday night saying she believes her sister suffered from a mental illness for a number of years and that Spade ’ s suicide “was not unexpected by me.” However, a source close to the family claims Brosnahan Saffo

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The family of late fashion designer Kate Spade is not happy about her sister's public comments following her death.

55-year-old Spade was found dead Tuesday from suicide, ET Canada can confirm following a ruling from the New York Medical Examiner.

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In statements to several outlets later that day, Spade's sister Reta Saffo said that her suicide was "was not unexpected by me" after years of depression.

Speaking to People, a source close to Spade's family refuted Saffo's account, claiming that Saffo has long been estranged from the family.

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Kate Spade ' s family is ' disgusted ' by her older sister ' s detailed comments about her battle with mental illness which they say show that she 'didn't know' the designer 'at all'. On Tuesday, after the 55-year-old was found dead in her Park Avenue home

Kate Spade ' s family isn't happy with the late designer ' s sister speaking out about her. Saffo reportedly also told her local paper, The Kansas City Star, via email that Kate ' s suicide "was not unexpected by me."

"The family is disgusted and saddened that at this time of great sorrow, Kate’s sister who has been estranged from the entire family for more than 10 years would choose to surface with unsubstantiated comments," the source said. "Her statements paint a picture of someone who didn’t know her at all."

Saffo told The Kansas City Star in an email that she regularly spoke to Spade on the phone for between six and seven hours.

"I'd flown out to Napa and NYC several times in the past 3-4 years to help her to get the treatment she needed," Saffo wrote. "She was always a very excitable little girl and I felt all the stress/pressure of her brand may have flipped the switch where she eventually became full-on manic depressive."

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"After numerous attempts, I finally let go," Saffo added. "Sometimes you simply cannot SAVE people from themselves!"

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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