Fashion designer Kate Spade, who hanged herself in her bedroom in a Park Avenue apartment, was “extremely depressed” because her husband wanted a divorce, TMZ reports, citing law enforcement sources.
“We’ve learned Andy Spade was not living at the family home … he and Kate had separated and he was living in a nearby apartment,” TMZ reports. “Our law enforcement sources say after their interview Tuesday they were clear … Andy wanted a divorce but Kate did not.”
The report adds: “It makes her suicide note particularly interesting and possibly revealing. She wrote to her 13-year-old daughter, Frances Beatrix, ‘Bea — I have always loved you. This is not your fault. Ask Daddy!’ It’s unclear what Kate meant by the words ‘Ask Daddy!’ One interpretation is that he knows why she ended her life.”
Kate Spade was found early Tuesday and was later pronounced dead at the scene. She was 55.