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Old 06-05-18, 01:57 PM
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Kate Spade found dead - suicide [Anthony Bourdain too]

She hanged herself with a scarf in her Park Avenue home. This is very sad.

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She was a Jeopardy! answer last night.
Kate Spade was the answer to a “Jeopardy!” question Monday evening, less than 24 hours before she was found dead in her Park Ave. apartment.

Contestants on the game show were asked to name a designer with the initials K.S. who “made a name for herself in the 1990s with her handbags.”
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Should I know who she is? Probably.
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Should I know who she is? Probably.
Pretty much every woman over the age of 20 knows the name of Kate Spade. It's a fashion brand.
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She's also David Spade's sister, right?
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She's also David Spade's sister, right?
Spade married Andy Spade, the brother of actor/comedian David Spade
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Spade
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She's also David Spade's sister, right?
Sister in law. And Mrs. Maisel's aunt!
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So sad. Heard her talking about her life on NPR a couple months ago. She was ambitious and hard-working ...
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depression is a silent killer. I wonder if some of her closest friends knew
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Originally Posted by nando820 View Post
depression is a silent killer. I wonder if some of her closest friends knew
Yep. Pure guess here but based on her age and business it may have been "I've peaked and will never do more" thoughts. So sad. Has a young daughter too, right?
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Yep. Pure guess here but based on her age and business it may have been "I've peaked and will never do more" thoughts. So sad. Has a young daughter too, right?
13 years old
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She was a clue on Jeopardy last night! I shit you not!
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She was a clue on Jeopardy last night! I shit you not!
Didn't read second post?
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Pretty much every woman over the age of 20 knows the name of Kate Spade. It's a fashion brand.
OK, that explains why I've never heard of her.
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I'm a woman over 20, and no, I did know recognize the name on Jeopardy last night.
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Old 06-05-18, 05:05 PM
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I wonder if she used one of the scarfs she designed to hang herself.

Could be a coincidence, but only a few years back another Fashion designer, L'Wren Scott committed suicide by hanging herself using a scarf and a door knob. It's very possible she intentionally copied the mode of suicide based on her fellow fashion designer.
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I'm a woman over 20, and no, I did know recognize the name on Jeopardy last night.
I'm male and I knew her name. Mostly because my wife's bought several pairs of her prescription glasses that she deisgned the frames for and have her name on both earpieces.
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Didn't read second post?
Never!!!!
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A co-worker (female, 35) mentioned to me that Kate Spade committed suicide.

I looked her name up in my company's Exchange/Skype list and didn't find her. Then realized she was probably a celebrity and then google'd her.

Never heard of her until today, but I hear her purses are to die for.

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A clear and very sad example that having lots of money doesn't lead to emotional stability or lack of depression.
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I heard a rumor she was a clue on Jeopardy last night.
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Maybe she was depressed that she sold her company for $100 million more than a decade ago and it just sold again last year for $2.4 billion.
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Originally Posted by nando820 View Post
depression is a silent killer. I wonder if some of her closest friends knew
She was apparently clinically depressed, but I have to wonder if there were other things, such as an affair. Affairs (finding out about them, more specifically) tend to push a depressed person over the edge.
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Never heard of her until today, but I hear her purses are to die for.
Oh, dude.
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I'm about as familiar with her as I was with that pastor eaten by a croc.
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