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Designer Kate Spade’s husband releases statement about her death

NEW YORK: A day after designer Kate Spade was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment, her husband and Kate Spade New York co-founder, Andy Spade, has released a statement to The New York Times. Kate Spade, 55, died of an apparent suicide Tuesday; a housekeeper discovered her body hanging in her bedroom. Spade's husband writes that "there was no indication and no warning that she would do this. It was a complete shock." He writes there was no alcohol or substance abuse, and says the couple was living separately but not…

Fashion designer found dead, police confirm suicide

NEW YORK: Designer Kate Spade, one of the biggest names in American fashion, was found dead Tuesday in New York after committing suicide, police said. She was 55. Celebrity website TMZ said the designer -- especially known for her sleek handbags -- hanged herself in her Park Avenue apartment. A police spokeswoman confirmed Spade committed suicide but told AFP the exact circumstances of her death were not yet clear. Tributes to Spade poured in -- from celebrities, the fashion world and everyday women who admired…