Kate Spade’s Husband: Her Death Was a ‘Total Shock’

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, Kate Spade’s husband Andy said the renowned fashion designer’s death by suicide was “devastating and a total shock to my family.” He added that Spade, 55, had suffered from depression and anxiety and was receiving treatment. Andy Spade said in a separate statement that “there were personal demons she was battling.” He also said he had “yet to see any note left behind,” adding that he was “appalled that a private message to my daughter has been so heartlessly shared with the media.”