Saffo, who is two years older than her famous sibling and lives in New Mexico, added that she'd flown to NY several times in the past three to four years in an attempt to convince Spade to seek in-patient hospitalization and that Andy Spade had supported those efforts.
NEW YORK - MAY 4 Kate Spade and Andy Spade attend the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Annual Downtown Dinner at Cipriani 55 Wall Street May 4, 2006 in New York.
He said her death was a "complete shock".
He said: "For the past 10 months we had been living separately, but within a few blocks of each other". Andy said that the couple had never discussed divorce.
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"I, personally - I don't know about Andy - took off a good 9 years raising my daughter, and absolutely adored every moment of it", said Spade. "There were personal demons she was battling", he continued. "Please!' I know she perhaps had a plan, but she insisted she did not", Saffo added.
Saffo emailed a statement to the Kansas City Star to explain that her sister's suicide did not come as a surprise, as Saffo believed that Spade required in-patient care. She was the kindest person I've ever known and my best friend for 35 years. I love this pic of her.
He did not specify a particular condition, but said she had been seeing a doctor and taking medication and did not use other substances or alcohol.
They have a 13-year-old daughter who was not at home when Spade's body was discovered.
Calling his wife "the most attractive woman in the world", Andy Spade acknowledged that the couple had been living apart for the last 10 months. The couple previously claimed the brand was meant to be an extension of Kate's personality - bright, colorful and fun.