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Fashion Designer Kate Spade Funeral Today

KANSAS CITY, MO -- Spade was laid to rest today in her birthplace of Kansas City, Missouri.

Spade died by suicide in her New York apartment earlier this month. 

The funeral took place at our lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Church.

The designer worked as an accessories editor for Mademoiselle Magazine before launching her company with husband Andy Spade in 1993.

Andy has said Kate had depression and anxiety, and she was taking medicine to treat her illness.

Coach bought the Kate Spade brand last year for $2.4 billion.

Both Kate and Andy had recently started a handbag company called "Frances Valentine" named after their daughter. 


 


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