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Handtassenontwerpster Kate Spade found dead in apartment

The lifeless body of handtassenontwerpster Kate Spade was Tuesday found in her apartment in New York. Spade was 55 years old.

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Kate Spade was found dead in her apartment in New York. The cause of death is not yet known, but suspected to be a suicide, as reported to the Us authorities to the news agency AP. Spade was 55 years old.

In the nineties, was the fashion designer known with a line of handbags which become a cult kicked. She sold her company, Kate Spade Handbags, in 1993, together with her husband Andy Spade founded in 2007 by Liz Claiborne. It is now in the hands of Tapestry Inc. The group, which also clothing, jewellery, shoes and perfume sells, now has 300 stores worldwide.

The Spade itself started two years ago, a new fashion label, Frances Valentine, named after her daughter.

Anyone with questions about suicide can visit the zelfmoordlijn via the toll-free number 1813 or www.zelfmoord1813.be.

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