Fashion Designer Kate Spade Dies in Apparent Suicide

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The fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead from an apparent suicide at her Manhattan apartment on Tuesday morning, according to a law enforcement official.

The 55-year-old created a popular line of handbags and accessories in the early 1990s. She sold a stake in her namesake brand 19 years ago, and severed all ties in 2007. She then took a long sabbatical from the fashion industry.

She…