Kate Spade’s Brother Earl Brosnahan Asks for Family Privacy


A NY medical examiner has ruled that Kate Spade's death was caused by suicide, two days after the fashion designer died in her Manhattan flat.

Andy Spade also said that his wife had sought medical attention for mental health struggles in the years before her death.

Andy Spade said his main concern is protecting their 13-year-old daughter's privacy as she deals with "unimaginable grief".

"It was a complete shock", he added. "This thing better work", she said in the interview.

"We are all devastated by today's tragedy", the Spade family said in a statement provided to The New York Times. We were together for 35 years.

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She had also worked for the social development ministry in Buenos Aires province and at a United Nations office in Panama. Inés Zorreguieta was found dead at her home in Buenos Aires and, according to the RVD, she may have committed suicide.

He also says the two had been living separately, but had not discussed divorce.

"Kate designed with great charm and humor, and built a global empire that reflected exactly who she was and how she lived".

Brosnahan said he knew Spade was having troubles and that she had been taking pills that he advised her not to take.

Kate Spade died of an apparent suicide earlier this week, and since the news broke, people everywhere have shared their love for Kate Spade and her designs on social media. "But we certainly miss our bright, sun-shiney little person".

Although his wife had suffered from anxiety at points during their relationship and marriage, Andy said her serious bouts of depression began only about six years ago, at the age of 49.

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"There was no substance or alcohol abuse", he wrote. She was honored twice by the Council of Fashion Designers of America throughout a career marked by cheerful colors and peppy patterns.

Herzog, who covers Tapestry, the company that acquired the Kate Spade fashion house, credited the designer with being a role model for a younger generation.

As the media coverage of Kate Spade's apparent suicide is showing no signs of subsiding, one of the designer's brothers, Earl Brosnahan, issued a statement Thursday thanking the torrent of strength people have provided and took aim at erroneous leaks to the media. They started a new venture in 2016, called Frances Valentine, selling handbags and footwear.

He said they had been living apart, but he was in touch - either visiting with her or speaking with her - every day.

"I think they're all right. Then I remember thinking, you know, 'No, I'm not on your mailing list, but I think I helped create it'".

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