Kate Spade dead at 55

Fashion designer Kate Spade committed suicide inside her Manhattan apartment, according to police sources. She was 55.

Spade hanged herself with a scarf on a doorknob inside her Upper East Side home and was found by a housekeeper around 11 a.m. Tuesday, sources said.

The handbag maven left a note, according to sources.

Spade, born Kate Brosnahan, leaves behind husband Andrew Spade — the brother of comic actor David Spade — and their 13-year-old daughter Frances Beatrix Spade.

The couple started iconic accessories empire Kate Spade in 1993, but sold the business to Neiman Marcus in 2006 for a reported $59 million.

They launched a new brand called Frances Valentine in 2016.

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