Famous fashion designer Kate Spade, whose handbag designs feature bright and colorful designs, was found dead in her New York apartment today.
Police are currently investigating the death as a suicide, as she was found by her housekeeper unconscious and unresponsive after apparently hanging herself from a doorknob by her scarf. Kate Spade had been struggling with depression for a long time.
"Debuting with just six silhouettes, she combined sleek, utilitarian shapes and colorful palettes in an entirely new way," her website says.
She is survived by her husband Andy and her daughter Francis.
We will update the story as it develops.