Fashion Designer Kate Spade Found Dead of Apparent Suicide
Designer who worked with the Clinton Foundation found dead of alleged hanging
The world is coming to terms with the tragic loss of fashion designer Kate Spade this week.
Spade was found dead in her apartment on Tuesday 5th June of an alleged suicide by hanging.
Mrs. Spade was the first of two celebrities to have been found dead this week in similar circumstances.
TV chef Anthony Bourdain was also found hanging this week after seemingly committing suicide on Friday 10th June.
Kate Spade's worked with the Clinton Foundation
ASNM reports: Kate Spade was known as a major designer in the fashion industry, she was also the sister-in-law of comedian David Spade, and Emeritus Chair of the New York Centre for Children.
Spade had partnered with the Clinton Foundation on at least two major projects.
The designer had helped operate a media campaign for The Clinton Foundation’s No Ceiling Initiative.
Kate Spade also worked with the Clinton’s in Haiti, sending representatives to deal with Haitian business owners on Clinton’s behalf.
The Clinton Foundation
A Clinton foundation report from 2016 reads,
“The Clinton Foundation Haiti initiative works to encourage economic growth, support small businesses, and empower girls and women in Haiti by helping Haitian businesses develop skills, facilitate investments, and connect with international partners. — Led a delegation, including representatives from West Elm, Kate Spade, Holt Renfrew, Kenneth Cole, and others, on an artisan, fashion, and manufacturing trip in the Port-au-Prince area to introduce them to potential investment and sourcing opportunities, and to develop new partnerships with Haitian business owners.
"As a result, four new partnerships were formed between international retailers and several Haitian artisan businesses they met during the visit.”
Officials have told media sources that “housekeeping staff found Spade inside her Park Avenue apartment in Manhattan at about 10:20 a.m.
"They said she left a note at the scene but the contents of the note were not divulged.
"She had apparently hanged herself.”