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Kate Spade remembered by fashion world

American fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her New York apartment.

Reports state that the 55-year-old was found unresponsive by a housekeeper at 11am (1am AEST) in the bedroom of her Manhattan apartment. Her death is being investigated as a suspected suicide.

According to News.com.au, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea told reporters, “At this point, there was a note left. The contents of that note, as well as the physical state of the apartment and the comments of the witness, lend to the credibility that it is an apparent suicide.”

Social media has been flooded with admiration for her legacy and a call to action for suicide prevention.

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