Kate Spade's Suicide Note Had A Message For Her Daughter Frances Beatrix

Amy Feinstein

Designer and fashion icon Kate Spade was found dead, seemingly of suicide by hanging, and though the full contents of the suicide note have not been revealed, authorities say that Spade left a message for her daughter, Frances Beatrix Spade, age 13.

Page Six reported that Kate Spade hanged herself from a doorknob using a scarf and she was found in the morning by her housekeeper while daughter Frances was at school (husband Andy Spade was said to be home when the body was found).

The note indicated that daughter Frances should not blame herself for her mother's suicide.

"This has nothing to do with you. Don't feel guilty. Ask your dad."
"At this point, there was a note left. The contents of that note, as well as the physical state of the apartment and the comments of the witness, lend to the credibility that it is an apparent suicide."

"We loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly. We would ask that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this very difficult time."

"Bea - I have always loved you. This is not your fault. Ask Daddy!"

The complete note is in the hands of the NYPD and the family will decide later if it is to be released.