Kate Spade shared how she wanted to be remembered in a 2002 interview

GettyKate Spade (R) and her husband Andy Spade, CEO and Creative Director of Kate Spade

  • Kate Spade has died in an apparent suicide, according to reports.
  • In an interview with Glamour in 2002, Spade shared how she wanted to be remembered.
  • “I hope that people remember me not just as a good businesswoman but as a great friend—and a heck of a lot of fun,” she said.

On Tuesday, Kate Spade died in an apparent suicide, according to reports. Spade’s housekeeper found the designer dead on Tuesday morning, the New York Daily News reported.

In her 2002 Glamour Women of the Year interview, Spade told the magazine how she hoped to be remembered.

“I hope that people remember me not just as a good businesswoman but as a great friend — and a heck of a lot of fun,” she said.

The designer, 55, was known for her classic designs which often featured preppy silhouettes, upbeat slogans, and bright colors.

Spade leaves behind her husband, Andy Spade, and 13-year-old daughter Frances Beatrix Spade.

People have were surprised and saddened by the news.

Spade’s fans are using her death to remind people that mental health issues don’t discriminate.

* If you need help in a crisis, call Lifeline on 13 11 14. For further information about depression contact beyondblue on 1300224636 or talk to your GP, local health professional or someone you trust.

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