So heartbreaking! Household and buddies of Kate Spade gathered to mourn the late clothier at her June 21 funeral. We’ve obtained pics of husband Andy, brother-in-law David and extra.
Over two weeks after her tragic suicide by hanging, designer Kate Spade‘s nearest and dearest gathered for her funeral in her hometown of Kansas Metropolis, MO. Husband Andy, 55, brother-in-law comic David Spade, 53, in addition to different family and friends gathered at Our Woman of Perpetual Assist Catholic Church, the identical home of worship the place her grandparents had been wed. A big white urn containing Kate’s ashes was carried inside throughout a dark and wet day the place many mourners wanted umbrellas. David appeared Hollywood stylish in a black go well with with an identical black shirt unbuttoned on the neck with a pair of black shades.
Sadly Kate’s father couldn’t be there to mourn her as in a tragic accident, Earl F. Brosnahan Jr., handed away on the age of 89 on the eve of her funeral. Whereas he had been in failing well being, his daughter’s suicide at age 55 took its toll on him. “He was heartbroken over the current demise of his beloved daughter. He was at house and surrounded by household on the time of his passing,” the household mentioned in an announcement to Good Morning America.
Andy mentioned in an announcement following Kate’s suicide inside her Manhattan residence that she had battled melancholy for fairly a while. “Kate suffered from melancholy and nervousness for a few years,” he mentioned. “She was actively searching for assist and dealing intently along with her medical doctors to deal with her illness, one which takes far too many lives. We had been in contact along with her the night time earlier than and she or he sounded glad. There was no indication and no warning that she would do that. It was a whole shock. And it clearly wasn’t her. There have been private demons she was battling.” She left behind a 13-year-old daughter Frances.
Her memorial web page requested that “in lieu of flowers, kindly direct donations to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) or to Wayside Waifs, Kansas Metropolis’s largest no-kill animal shelter and pet adoption campus,” as Kate was a faithful animal lover. A memorial in her honor will likely be held in New York Metropolis later this month for the buddies who weren’t in a position to make it to Kansas Metropolis. You possibly can see pics from her funeral right here.