Kate Spade In Midst Of Divorce, Business Trouble Prior To Suicide

In the days leading up to her tragic suicide, fashion designer Kate Spade had begun drinking heavily and was dealing with business problems and a divorce from longtime husband, Andy Spade.

By Motherly on June 6, 2018
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Sadly, fashion designer Kate Spade committed suicide yesterday, much to the surprise of the rest of the world. However the reasons behind her decision are now becoming more clear.

According to TMZ, Spade was deeply unhappy during her finals days.

As it turns out, she and her longtime husband, Andy Spade, had recently split. While Andy wanted a divorce and had already left their shared home, Kate did not feel the same way. She seemed to allude to the divorce in her suicide note as well, telling her daughter not to blame herself and to ask her dad instead.

On top of that, the late designer was also going through some business problems. Her husband explained that these two factors were leading her to drink more heavily than normal.

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We still wish the best to all of Spade’s family and friends as they move through this difficult time. Also, if you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, know that there are other options. If you need help, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255, or check out their website right here.

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