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Posted: June 06, 2018

Actor David Spade remembers late sister-in-law Kate Spade: 'She was so sharp'

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Who is Kate Spade?

By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Actor David Spade paid tribute to his sister-in-law, Kate Spade, late Tuesday, hours after she was found dead in her apartment in New York City.

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Kate Spade, a fashion designer well-known for the colorful line of handbags that bared her name, was married to David Spade’s brother, Andy Spade. Kate and Andy met in college at Arizona State University and launched a sleek line of Kate Spade-branded handbags in the 1990s.

>> Who is Andy Spade, husband of Kate Spade?

David Spade on Tuesday night shared a blurry photo of himself and Kate Spade on Instagram. He said the image was snapped “during Christmas family photos.”

>> Fashion designer Kate Spade dies

“We had so much fun that day,” David Spade wrote. “She was so sharp and quick on her feet. She could make me laugh so hard. I still can’t believe it.”

The fashion brand Kate Spade founded, Kate Spade New York, confirmed in a statement Tuesday that the iconic designer died. She was 55.

>> Who is Kate Spade: Fashion designer found dead at 55

Police told The Associated Press her body was discovered Tuesday morning by a housekeeper and that a note found at the scene pointed to “a tragic suicide.”

“It’s a rough world out there people, try to hang on,” David Spade wrote.

Kate Spade is survived by her husband and their 13-year-old daughter.


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AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

Actor David Spade pays tribute to late sister-in-law Kate Spade: 'She was so sharp'

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

Actor David Spade pays tribute to late sister-in-law Kate Spade: 'She was so sharp'

This May 13, 2004 photo shows designer Kate Spade during an interview in New York. Spade was found dead in an apparent suicide in her New York City apartment on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Kate Spade: Celebrities, fans react to iconic designer’s death

The death of New York fashion designer Kate Spade has rocked the celebrity and fashion world. 

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Spade was found dead in her New York apartment of an apparent suicide, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. She was 55.

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Officials say she was found hanged inside her Park Avenue home by housekeeping staff around 10:20 a.m. They say she left a note at the scene.

Celebrities and fans are turning to Twitter to express their grief and sympathy.

Photos: Notable deaths 2018

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Photos: Notable deaths 2018

  Pro golfer Bruce Lietzke dies of brain cancer
  Actress Pamela Gidley, of ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me,’ dead at 52
  Fashion designer Kate Spade dies
  Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey dies 
  Musician Charles Neville of The Neville Brothers dead at 79
  ‘Full Metal Jacket’ actor R. Lee Ermey dead at 74
  ‘M*A*S*H’ actor David Ogden Stiers dead at 75
  'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49
  Country music personality Hazel Smith has died at the age of 83
  Stephen Hawking dead at 76: Celebrities, public figures, scientists pay tribute
  Renowned physicist and professor Stephen Hawking dead at 76
  Tower Records founder Russ Solomon dies drinking whiskey, complaining about Oscars
  Former NBA player Rasual Butler, wife killed in car crash
  Moody Blues co-founder Ray Thomas dead at 76
  Blues, R&B singer Denise LaSalle dead at 78
  Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke dead at 67
  Legendary sportscaster Keith Jackson dead at 89
  Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46
  ‘Oh Happy Day’ singer Edwin Hawkins dead at 74
  Jim Rodford, bassist for The Kinks, dead at 76
  John Coleman, The Weather Channel founder, dead at 83
  Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson killed by drunk driver, police say
  Elizabeth Sung, ‘Joy Luck Club,’ ‘Young and the Restless’ star, dies
  Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy, Blues Brothers guitarist, dead at 88
  'Pawn Stars' patriarch Richard Harrison, known as 'Old Man,' dead at 77
  Former WWE star Matt Cappotelli dies of cancer at 38
  Charlotte Rae, ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ ‘Facts of Life’ house mother, dead at 92
  Aretha Franklin dies at 76
  'Sweet Home Alabama' co-writer and Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dies at 68
  Robin Leach, 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ host and celebrity columnist, dead at 76
  Actor Bill Daily of 'I Dream of Jeannie' dies at at 91
  Rapper Mac Miller dead at 26

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