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Fashion Designer, Kate Spade, Found Dead, Age 55

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From BBC news:

Fashion designer Kate Spade, 55, has been found dead in her New York apartment.

She is said to have taken her own life, US media report.

Details are unclear, but CBS News report that she was found by her housekeeper.

The designer co-founded Kate Spade Handbags in the 1990s, which she sold in 2007.

This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. 

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My wife loves Kate Spade stuff (even though she's hasn't been involved with the company since she and her husband sold the brand in 2006).  Her products will forever be synonymous with me dodging elbows and nails at the Kate Spade outlet store during Christmas as I try to find something for my wife.  

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That’s shocking news. My wedding earrings were Kate Spade. 

We’ve lost several high profile fashion designers to suicide over the last decade. It sounds like the industry needs to change, if it’s that stressful.

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If anyone is into podcasts, I highly recommend the Kate Spade episode of How I Built This. 

She did have it tough for the first several years. It ends with her stepping away from Kate Spade and starting a new business. The difference being she had money to back it with. 

She and her husband were married for over 30 years. Can’t help but respect that too. 

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