Designer Kate Spade has passed away at the age of 55.
The fashion icon was found dead of an apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment on Tuesday. The NYPD tells E! News that Kate was discovered unconscious, unresponsive and EMS pronounced her deceased at 10:26 a.m. Tuesday.
A law enforcement source tells E! News that Kate was found in the bedroom of the Park Ave. apartment, apparent suicide by hanging. Her housekeeper found her and a note was found at the scene. Her husband, Andy Spade, was home at the time.
Kate, born in Dec. 1962, grew up in Kansas City. After graduating high school she went on to attend the University of Kansas and later transferred to Arizona State University. In 1985, Kate graduated with a degree in journalism.