Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Kate Spade's suicide note had a message for her daughter

Fashion designer Kate Spade left behind a note telling her daughter that she should not blame herself for her suicide, according to police sources.
The missive, discovered after the handbag maven’s body was found in her Manhattan apartment Tuesday, addresses her 13-year-old daughter Frances Beatrix Spade.
“This has nothing to do with you,” the note reads in part, according to sources. “Don’t feel guilty. Ask your dad.”
Kate Spade’s husband, Andrew, was home when the suicide was discovered, but Frances was at school, sources said.
No criminality is suspected, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said at an unrelated press conference.
“At this point, there was a note left. The contents of that note, as well as the physical state of the apartment and the comments of the witness, lend to the credibility that it is an apparent suicide,” he said.
(Via Page Six)

TMZ adds: Kate Spade was extremely depressed in her last days of life, because her husband wanted a divorce ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
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.

Our law enforcement sources say after their interview Tuesday they were clear ... Andy wanted a divorce but Kate did not. 

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.

The couple married in 1994.