Fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead by her housekeeper on Tuesday, about 10:20 am, according to The New York Daily News. Spade had hung herself sources say.

The designer leaves behind her husband, Andy Spade and her thirteen-year-old daughter France Beatrix Spade.

Kate Spade is very well known for her designer handbags which are sold in over 140 retail shops around the United States and in more than 175 locations in the world.

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