Stars Mourn Fashion Designer Kate Spade After Apparent Suicide

“Thank you, Kate, from one of the millions you made feel beautiful,” Lena Dunham wrote on her Twitter.

There was an outpouring of heartbreak and grief in response to the death of fashion designer Kate Spade.

According to TMZ, the mother-of-one died of apparent suicide Sunday morning at her New York apartment.

Working with her husband Andy Spade, (his brother is actor David Spade) Kate Spade New York, began as a handbag line in 1993, but then expanded to clothing and accessories. Although she sold the line in 2007, she came back in 2016 and launched a line Frances Valentine, named after her daughter. Kate Spade New York is known for its bright colors, happy and positive slogans, and classic styles.

Spade was found with a suicide note, according to TMZ sources, addressed to Frances, 13, with the message,"Bea – I have always loved you. This is not your fault. Ask Daddy!"

Kate Spade New York’s Twitter account wrote "Kate Spade, the visionary founder of our brand, has passed. Our thoughts are with her family at this incredibly heartbreaking time. We honor all the beauty she brought into this world."

Stars such as Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham, took to their social media accounts to mourn the beloved designer and bring light to the topic of mental health and suicide awareness. Some celebrities even revealed when they purchased their first Kate Spade handbag.

Check out the tweets below.

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