Kate Spade Remembered As a ‘Phenomenally Humble, Warm and Affectionate Woman’

June 21, 2018 Updated: June 21, 2018

A funeral has been held for Kate Spade in Kansas City, Missouri on Thursday.

The fashion designer, 55, was found in her New York City apartment on June 5 after committing suicide.

Spade’s husband Andy, with whom she built an accessories empire on the popularity of her colorful handbags, said after her death that his wife had suffered from depression and anxiety for more than 15 years but there had been no indication that she would take her own life.

Among those who attended the funeral were her husband and her brother-in-law, comedian David Spade.

Sadly, it has been reported that Spade’s father passed away just a day before her funeral.

Two minutes before the funeral, a statement was made about the abrupt death of Spade’s father, Earl F. Brosnahan Jr., The Kansas City Star reported.

He passed away at age 89 on Wednesday in Kansas City, failing in health and feeling heartbroken over the recent death of his beloved daughter. He was surrounded by his family when he passed and was known to his family and friends as Frank. The cause of death is unknown.

Brosnahan was an avid tennis player who took up golf later in his life.

After graduating from the University of Miami, he returned to Kansas city to take over his family’s construction business

Brosnahan married June Therese Mullen in 1953 and had six children, Missy, Earl III, Ann, Reta, Katy (deceased), and Eve. He later married Sandy Palmer in 1992 and is survived by his wife Sandy, five children and eight grandchildren.

Epoch Times staff member Alan Cheung contributed to this report

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