It seems that unexpected death of famous designer Kate Spade left deep scars on the members of her family too. Now, they are mourning another devastating loss. Her father, Earl F. Brosnahan Jr., passed away the night before her funeral was scheduled to take place. According to an official statement from the Brosnahan family, they are all extremely saddened by the passing of Frank, as they called him. He was 89-years old. It seems that his health has been deteriorating recently, and even more so after finding out that his beloved daughter, Kate, has committed suicide in her apartment.
It seems that at the time of his passing, the entire family surrounded him in his home. It’s worth remembering that on June 5, the world-renowned designer Kate Spade was found dead by her housekeeper in her New York City apartment. According to reports, Spade hanged herself using a scarf and left a goodbye note nearby, directed at her husband and daughter. Her husband later admitted that they were living separately for quite some time. On Thursday afternoon, her funeral took place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Redemptorist Church in Kansas City. A lot of people gathered inside to pay their respect to the late designer.
Kate Spade’s father passes away the night before her funeral
It’s worth noting that this week, the Kate Spade New York brand officially announced the plan to donate over $1 million to mental health and suicide prevention causes. Their idea is to give something back in honor of the late designer. According to their announcement on social media, the first donation will go to the Crisis Text Line. This is a free, 24/7 support line for people in need. The donation will be of $250,000.
Her brother-in-law, comedian David Spade, also donated $100,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, in honor of her memory.
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