More Touching Tributes For Kate Spade Come Rolling In — Including From Niece Rachel Brosnahan
The world continues to mourn Kate Spade.
As we reported, the fashion designer was found dead in her home on Tuesday from an apparent suicide. She was just 55 years old.
Following the crushing news, many celebs have spoken out honoring the businesswoman — and now her niece Rachel Brosnahan (who you may recognize from Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and others like Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling are speaking out, too.
The 27-year-old actress shared a sweet video of her beloved aunt dancing with her husband, Andy Spade. Rachel posted:
Knowing Katy, this is how she would want to be remembered. She had a light that words can├óΓé¼Γäót capture but touched everyone she came into contact with. She was exceedingly kind, beautifully sensitive, insanely talented, funny as heck and one of the most generous people I have ever known. She was effervescent. Hug your loved ones extra tight today.A post shared by Rachel Brosnahan (@rachelbrosnahan) on Jun 6, 2018 at 4:32am PDT
Anna Wintour said in a statement:
“Kate Spade had an enviable gift for understanding exactly what women the world over wanted to carry. She launched her label at a time when everyone thought that the definition of a handbag was strictly European, all decades-old serious status and wealth. Then along came this thoroughly American young woman who changed everything. There was a moment when you couldn’t walk a block in New York without seeing one of her bags, which were just like her; colorful and unpretentious.”
Ch-ch-check out other stars who have shared their sentiments (below):
Kate Spade was more than a designer. She had a quirky visual language that captivated Bat Mitzvah girls and artists alike. She was also a staple of NYC who spread good will. My heart breaks for her family. Thank you, Kate, from one of the millions you made feel beautiful.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ ├░┼╕ΓÇÖ┼╜ Lena Dunham ├░┼╕ΓÇÖ┼╜ (@lenadunham) June 5, 2018
I am heartbroken about the news of Kate Spade. I have worn her clothes many, many times. They were colorful, bold, cheerful, and encouraged women to find the twinkly person inside them. You couldn├óΓé¼Γäót walk into her boutiques and not smile. Rest In Peace, Kate.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) June 5, 2018
#KateSpade, whose lively, colorful, and yes, joyous designs has died. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends, and her many fans around the world, who loved the wonderful illusions she created. I am stunned.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) June 5, 2018
My grandmother gave me my first Kate Spade bag when I was in college. I still have it. Holding Kate├óΓé¼Γäós family, friends and loved ones in my heart.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) June 5, 2018
Very saddened to hear about the passing of Kate Spade. Mental illness does not discriminate and can happen to anyone with any circumstances. I hope she has found peace ├ó┬¥┬ñ├»┬╕┬Å
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) June 5, 2018
Depression does not discriminate and comes without warning. RIP Kate Spade. Love to her family.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ josh groban (@joshgroban) June 5, 2018
I will never forget the first Kate Spade bag I got for Christmas in college. She was a trailblazer. Her life and death are a reminder that pain doesn├óΓé¼Γäót discriminate. Sending love to her family.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jenna Bush Hager (@JennaBushHager) June 5, 2018
Kate Spade├óΓé¼Γäós tragic passing is a painful reminder that we never truly know another├óΓé¼Γäós pain or the burden they carry. If you are struggling with depression and contemplating suicide, please, please seek help. https://t.co/eruSexNoGj
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 5, 2018
And on Good Morning America:
Rest peacefully, Kate.
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