BREAKING: Designer Kate Spade dead of suicide; found hanging in Park Avenue apartment

This is a developing story.

Designer Kate Spade, who rose to fame after she created now-iconic handbags in the 1990s, has reportedly been found dead of suicide.

CBS News first reported the tragic news on Tuesday.

Multiple sources reportedly told the news outlet that Spade was found dead of hanging, and left a suicide note behind. According to the the New York PostSpade was found by her housekeeper.

The designer was 55 years old. She leaves behind her husband Andy, who was also her business partners, and daughter Frances, 13.

Andy Spade is the brother of actor David Spade.

If you are someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

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