Andy Spade's Heartbreaking Statement About His Wife Kate Spade's Death

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In a statement given to the New York Times, Andy Spade told how his fashion designer wife was seeking help for her anxiety and depression but seemed happy in the lead up to her death.

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.

Spade was found dead in her NY apartment yesterday after taking her own life, aged 55. New York Fashion Week creator Fern Mallis, who knew Spade for almost three decades, was shocked by her death.

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.

"Her family said in a statement, "we are all devastated." and.We loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly".

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.

Saffo said she suspected her sister may have been planning to take her own life for some time, and said Kate appeared to be particularly impacted by Robin Williams' apparent suicide in 2014.

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.

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