In the wake of Kate Spade’s shocking and tragic death on Tuesday morning, heartbroken celebrities, friends, and fans offer condolences and share thoughtful memories of the beloved designer
1. David Spade
2. Cynthia Rowley
Here we are in happier times, I’ll miss my dear friend Kate. My thoughts are with her family💔 pic.twitter.com/OcvjLlXi8e
— Cynthia Rowley (@Cynthia_Rowley) June 5, 2018
3. Reese Witherspoon
My heart and prayers go out to Kate Spade and her family. What a wonderful, talented woman who will be dearly missed.
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) June 5, 2018
4. Olivia Culpo
Devastated to hear the news about the iconic Kate Spade. A reminder that you often times don’t know the internal struggle of another person. For everyone out there who reads this please know you are not alone + you are loved. Sending thoughts and prayers to Kates friends + family
— Olivia Culpo (@oliviaculpo) June 5, 2018
5. Josh Groban
Depression does not discriminate and comes without warning. RIP Kate Spade. Love to her family.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
— josh groban (@joshgroban) June 5, 2018
6. Lucy Hale
Very saddened to hear about the passing of Kate Spade. Mental illness does not discriminate and can happen to anyone with any circumstances. I hope she has found peace ❤️
— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) June 5, 2018
And if you struggle with mental illness, know you aren’t alone. There is power in asking for help. The more we talk about it, the more change we can see. Life is worth living and you are worth every second of it. 🙏🏼
— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) June 5, 2018
7. Chelsea Clinton
My grandmother gave me my first Kate Spade bag when I was in college. I still have it. Holding Kate’s family, friends and loved ones in my heart.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) June 5, 2018
8. Viola Davis
As “unfussy” as I am, I still loved my Kate Spade bags. Practical, classy, and elegant… Praying for her family…her husband and 13 yr old daughter.
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) June 5, 2018
9. Lisa Perry
For women in business trying to build a brand of any kind is challenging to say the least. When there is someone we can look to as a role model who did it brilliantly that helps a lot. It’s inspirational and keeps us going. Kate was that person. She built a lifestyle brand based on an idea and what her instincts and experience told her women would like. But she didn’t know for sure. She took a shot and filled a need in the market. For people out there with creative ideas go for it and see where it lands. That’s what Kate did and as a bonus made us smile along the way. Thank you 💕
“The CFDA is devastated to hear the news of our friend, colleague, and CFDA member Kate Spades’s tragic passing. She was a great talent who had an immeasurable impact on American fashion and the way the world viewed American accessories.
We want to honor her life and her ma… pic.twitter.com/5l8uyDsNsG
— CFDA (@CFDA) June 5, 2018
11. Alyssa Campanella
Kate Spade has always been one of my favorite designers. My first Kate Spade piece was a gorgeous metallic top from the Madison Ave branch during my first month as a blogger four years ago. Her flirty, sophisticated, feminine pieces always resonated with me. #katespade
— Alyssa Campanella (@AlyssCampanella) June 5, 2018
12. Liz Lange
The nicest woman, the first person to compliment me on Liz Lange Maternity when I first started. And the creator of the most iconic brand. I am heart broken by this news. https://t.co/teisqU6JK8
— Liz Lange (@lizlange) June 5, 2018
13. Stacy London
Just landed in NYC to the news of Kate Spade. What a loss for us. What a loss for the industry. If you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts, please call 1 800 273 TALK or TEXT 741741
— Stacy London (@stacylondon) June 5, 2018
14. Savannah Guthrie
I loved @katespadeny’s beautiful and whimsical fashions. So sad. Prayers to her family.
— Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) June 5, 2018
15. Lena Dunham
Kate Spade was more than a designer. She had a quirky visual language that captivated Bat Mitzvah girls and artists alike. She was also a staple of NYC who spread good will. My heart breaks for her family. Thank you, Kate, from one of the millions you made feel beautiful.
— 💎 Lena Dunham 💎 (@lenadunham) June 5, 2018
16. Kat Dennings
I was so excited to be a part of her brand. Devastated for her family. RIP Kate Spade pic.twitter.com/gdAilsJuXZ
— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) June 5, 2018
17. Ivanka Trump
Kate Spade’s tragic passing is a painful reminder that we never truly know another’s pain or the burden they carry. If you are struggling with depression and contemplating suicide, please, please seek help. https://t.co/eruSexNoGj
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 5, 2018
18. Jenna Bush Hager
I will never forget the first Kate Spade bag I got for Christmas in college. She was a trailblazer. Her life and death are a reminder that pain doesn’t discriminate. Sending love to her family.
— Jenna Bush Hager (@JennaBushHager) June 5, 2018
19. Karen Elson
Such tragic news hearing of Kate Spade’s passing. You never know what private struggles people are suffering. My heart aches for her family and of course for Kate too. Sending them all strength in this hard time. If you know anyone who’s struggling with depression or finding it hard to cope with life’s challenges be a good friend and reach out and encourage them to seek help. #Repost @cindi_leive ・・・ She who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten. (Her words, not mine.) RIP Kate Spade, the gifted designer who stole the hearts of 90s and 00s girls just by being herself (and building an empire along the way). Thinking of her family and her colleagues today. 💔
20. Hoda Kotb
So so sorry to hear about @katespadeny … a true trendsetter … may you Rest In Peace …..😢
— Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) June 5, 2018
21. Jeannie Mai
Kate Spade taught me about how colorful life can be. She was an inspiration to so many, and she will be missed so greatly. We lost an iconic woman today, Rest in Peace, Kate Spade ❤️ @katespadeny pic.twitter.com/ni9pQK47Jl
— Jeannie Mai (@jeanniemai) June 5, 2018
22. Bobbi Brown
I am speechless. My heart is with Andy , their daughter and all those who knew/loved kate. I first met Kate as a young makeup artist when she was an assistant stylist on a Mademoiselle shoot. We started our namesake companies around the same time. We connected when I left mine. Kate you will always be an icon and an inspiration as a businesswoman, wife and mother and creative leader who had the brilliance to change her name to go back to what she loved. ❤️❤️🙏
23. Chloe Lukasiak
I am heartbroken over the news of Kate Spade. No matter how alone you may feel, there is always someone who can help you. & please try to be kind to everyone. You never know what someone else is going through.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
— Chloé Lukasiak (@ChloeLukasiak) June 6, 2018
24. Mindy Kaling
I am heartbroken about the news of Kate Spade. I have worn her clothes many, many times. They were colorful, bold, cheerful, and encouraged women to find the twinkly person inside them. You couldn’t walk into her boutiques and not smile. Rest In Peace, Kate.
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) June 5, 2018
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