Kate Spade's husband says she suffered from depression

Kate Spade death Carol Vorderman said she had'similar feelings

Kate Spade death Carol Vorderman said she had'similar feelings

The designer was found hanged in the bedroom of her Park Avenue apartment on Tuesday.

Kate Spade's older sister has come under fire by the late fashionista's family for making "unsubstantiated comments" about how depression drove her to suicide, according to a report. There had been no plans for divorce.

Andy Spade said the American fashion designer had been seeking help for depression and anxiety for "many years" and had been taking medication after seeing doctors.

However, police say Andy was at the flat when the designer took her own life, while their daughter was reportedly at school.

He said Spade didn't have problems with substance abuse or her ongoing business interests.

Her family said in a statement, "We are all devastated" and "We loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly". "I'd flown out to Napa and NYC several times in the past 3-4 years to help her to get the treatment she needed (inpatient hospitalization)", Saffo said. "It was a complete shock". And it clearly wasn't her. "There were personal demons she was battling", he continued.

"I, personally, I don't know about Andy - took off a good nine years raising my daughter and absolutely adored every moment of it", Spade said last April. "They loved each other very much".


Her husband of 24 years, Andy Spade, has now released a statement in response to the tragedy and to media speculation surrounding its circumstances. But they were committed to co-parenting their daughter, so they often ate meals together and vacationed as a family, he said.

Separately, Saffo told CBS News that her sister suffered from bipolar disorder brought on by her "immense celebrity".

"We were not legally separated, and never even discussed divorce", he said. Long before we talked about "authenticity", she defined it.

"This has nothing to do with you", the note reads in part, The Post said. "Anything else that is out there right now is false.", he continues.

Kate and Andy Spade sold their last stake in the Kate Spade accessories brand in 2006 to focus on raising their daughter, Frances Beatrix Spade. "There were no business problems", he said in his statement.

He also shared a picture of their pair together with his 1.2 million Instagram followers, writing: "Fuzzy picture but I love it". Spade was found dead Tuesday in an apparent suicide. We were coparenting our lovely daughter.

"I'd come so VERY close to getting her to go in for treatment".

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