Earlier this week, tragedy struck the fashion world when iconic designer and entrepreneur Kate Spade was found dead in her apartment in what was deemed an apparent suicide. She was 55 years old. Kate is survived by her husband, Andy Spade, and their 13-year-old daughter, Frances. However, there was news yesterday that Andy Spade was seeking a divorce from Kate, and that he was living in a separate residence when Kate Spade's body was found. Since Kate Spade's death, Andy hasn't spoken publicly about this tragedy. That changes today, as he released an official statement. In it, he set the record straight, saying:
The note that Andy Spade is referring to his statement, published by The New York Times, is in reference to a reported suicide address left by Kate Spade's side when her body was found. The note allegedly told Frances Spade that her mother loved her very much, and that she should carry no guilt for what happened. Kate Spade also reportedly claimed Andy would know why she decided to take her own life, as Kate allegedly wrote, "ask daddy"
Once again, we express our condolences to Frances Spade, Andy Spade and all her friends and loved ones during this difficult time. If you or someone you know has thoughts about suicide, reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK, which is available 24/7 across the United States.
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