David Spade breaks his silence on sister-in-law Kate's suicide with an emotional and heartfelt message
David tweeted saying he couldn't believe that his sister-in-law Kate Spade was no more. He remembered her as extremely funny and as someone who made him laugh very hard.
Comedian David Spade was clearly emotional after his sister-in-law, Kate Spade's tragic and sudden death. David is Andy Spade's (Kate's husband) brother. The fashion industry is in mourning and shock after news broke that she had passed away. David released a statement just a few hours after he was spotted out in LA looking extremely sad and upset. In order to hide from the cameras, David sported a pair sunglasses and a baseball cap.
David's tweet read,"Katy at my book signing. I love this pic of her. So pretty. I don’t think everyone knew how f*cking funny she was… It’s a rough world out there people. Try to hang on." The photograph that was uploaded along with the tweet showed Kate Spade smiling and it is nothing short of heartwarming.
David also posted another tribute to the fashion designer on Instagram and wrote, "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."
This is definitely a very trying time for the Spade family whose grief knows no bounds. Kate was reportedly found unconscious insider her NYC apartment on June 5 after she allegedly hanged herself. She is survived by her 13-year-old daughter, Frances Beatrice Spade, 13, and her husband Andy. According to TMZ, law enforcement officials confirmed that the 55-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene along with a suicide note.
Kate reportedly hanged herself in her Upper East Side home and her body was found by her housekeeper at 10.20 am (ET). Police sources share that Kate, who had legally changed her name to Kate Valentine, hanged herself with a scarf.
As reported by Hollywoodlife, the NYPD released a statement and said, "I can confirm it was an apparent suicide. On Tuesday, June 5 at approximately 10:20 AM a police officer responded to a 911 call about an unconscious person. Upon arrival, the officer discovered a 55-year-old woman named Katherine Noel Brosnahan unconscious inside [her] Park Avenue apartment. EMS resounded and pronounced her dead on the scene."
Kate Spade New York, her business empire, has over 140 retail shops in and around the US and more than 175 outside. In 2007 Kate sold her company and took time off from her successful business to raise their daughter. But she returned to the fashion world in 2016 when she launched the Frances Valentine line, which has been named after her daughter, in US stores.