David Spade lovingly remembers late sister-in-law Kate Spade: "Anyone who knew they would meet Kate would dress differently"

Kate is believed to have hanged herself in her New York City apartment on the morning of June 5, 2018. She was found unconscious by her housekeeper, and soon pronounced dead


                            David Spade lovingly remembers late sister-in-law Kate Spade: "Anyone who knew they would meet Kate would dress differently"

It's been over a month since designer Kate Spade's alleged suicide shook the entertainment industry an her fans alike; right after the news hit the headlines, her immediate family had opened up on social media about their loss, mourning the talented Spade, and now her brother-in-law, comedian David Spade, reminisced the kind soul she was, sharing about their times together.

During his most recent appearance on Good Morning America, that aired on Wednesday, David spilled how their family has been coping with the loss of the famed designer, who took her own life at the age of 55. 

“[Our family is doing] as good as we can. It’s been very tough. Obviously,” David, 53, said. “... It is very sweet that everyone came out of the woodwork. She really made an impact.” The comedian, known for his roles in film like 'The Grown Ups,' has recently donated $100,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which doesn't come as a shock owing to how fondly he recalls Kate, who is believed to have committed suicide out of her battles with depression.

Andy Spade, Courteney Cox, David Spade and Kate Spade attend a gallery exhibition of photographer Slim Aarons' work curated by Kate Spade at Fred Segal Cafe on February 16, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
Andy Spade, Courteney Cox, David Spade and Kate Spade attend a gallery exhibition of photographer Slim Aarons' work curated by Kate Spade at Fred Segal Cafe on February 16, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)

Recalling how people used to up their style game if they knew they were going to meet Kate Spade, he shared: “I remember when we used to hang out, it’s funny because every girl I was with or anyone around, anyone that knew they would see Katy, would dress differently. They would bring their A-game. It was very sweet. They’d be like, 'Is Katy coming?' And if [she was] then it was a whole new wardrobe.”

David also sweetly reminisced how Kate - who was married to his brother Andy, since 1994 - wasn't entirely oblivious to people putting conscious efforts into their appearance before meeting her. And that somehow made her ensure that they felt welcome. 

“Katy was very sweet, she knew that they were doing that, and she’d mention something, say some compliment,” recalled the former 'Rules of Engagement' actor. “And when I would say, ‘You don’t dress up for me’ they say, ‘Yeah. That’s her, you’re you.’”

Andy Spade, CEO and Creative Director of Kate Spade, and designer Kate Spade attend OPEN from American Express' 'Making a Name for Yourself' at Nokia Theater July 27, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images For American Express)
Andy Spade, CEO and Creative Director of Kate Spade, and designer Kate Spade attend OPEN from American Express' 'Making a Name for Yourself' at Nokia Theater July 27, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images For American Express)

In course of his anecdotes about the late designer, David was seen being overwhelmed with emotion. “She was such a beautiful, lovely, great spirit that obviously will be missed, he said, adding: "I’ll start bawling, but thank you for saying something.”

Kate is believed to have hanged herself in her New York City apartment on the morning of Tuesday, June 5, 2018. She was found unconscious by her housekeeper, and soon, law enforcement officials confirmed that she was pronounced dead at the scene. 

It was later revealed by her estranged husband that she had been battling mental illnesses and was seeking professional help for the same. The couple had separated prior to her alleged suicide, but continued meeting each other for their only daughter - Frances Beatrix Spade, 13.