Kate Spade’s Brother Warns People Against ‘Maligning Her Character’ In Pain-Filled Statement

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As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Kate Spade took her own life in her New York City apartment on Tuesday.

Naturally, in the face of such a tragedy everyone who loved her up close or from afar is struggling to make some kind of sense of it.

Related: Kate’s Husband Downplays Marriage Problems

But in his official statement, Kate’s brother Earl Brosnahan — while appreciative of the sentiments — wants people to tread lightly when speculating about her mental health. He wrote:

“We are grateful for the incredible outpouring of love and support the family has received over the last few days. We should all remember the beauty and joy that Kate brought to this world.

But it is sad and very hurtful, given the pain the family is enduring, that people with no real knowledge of the situation are leaking false, speculative information that maligns Kate’s character and belittles the health issues she bravely fought. We once again ask that the family’s privacy be respected during this challenging time.”

We hate that Kate’s family is going through such pain — we cannot even imagine.

[Image via Joseph Marzullo/WENN.]

Jun 7, 2018 7:41pm PDT

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