Kate Spade left suicide note with messages for husband and daughter

Kate Spade left behind after she hanged herself early Tuesday had messages for both her husband and 13-year-old daughter and was meant to explain her actions, a New York City police source revealed to People magazine.

Spade, 55, was found by a housekeeper around 10 a.m. in her bedroom at her Park Avenue apartment in N.Y.C., according to authorities. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have publicly described Spade’s message as a “suicide note” but said they would not discuss its contents.
However, a police source confirms the note was intended for Spade’s family.

The Associated Press reported that the note was meant in part to tell Spade’s daughter that the suicide was not her fault.
Spade’s husband, Andy, the brother of comedian David Spade, was at their home when she killed herself, according to the New York Daily News. Their daughter, Frances Beatrix, was at school.

Andy picked up Frances at school, accompanied by police. “Everyone was crying,” a source close to the family revealed.
In a statement, Spade’s family reportedly said they were “devastated by today’s tragedy.”

“We loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly,” they said. “We would ask that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this very difficult time.” 

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