Kate Spade reportedly wrote a note for her daughter before her death

Frances ValentineA note found near Kate Spade’s body was addressed to her daughter, TMZ reported.
  • Kate Spade was found dead in her New York apartment on Tuesday.
  • A note was found on a bed near Spade’s body that was addressed to her 13-year-old daughter, Frances Beatrix Spade,TMZ reported.
  • “Bea – I have always loved you. This is not your fault. Ask Daddy!” the note said, according to TMZ.

The fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead in her New York apartment on Tuesday in what authorities reportedly believe was a suicide.

A note was found on a bed near Spade’s body that was addressed to her 13-year-old daughter, Frances Beatrix Spade, TMZ reported.

Citing law-enforcement sources, TMZ reported that the note said: “Bea – I have always loved you. This is not your fault. Ask Daddy!”

A housekeeper found Spade in her home at 850 Park Ave. at about 10:20 a.m., The Associated Press reported, citing law-enforcement officials.

According to The New York Times, she was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:26 a.m..

A New York Police Department source told the New York Post that Spade left behind a note.

“At this point, there was a note left,” the department’s chief of detectives, Dermot Shea, told the Post. “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.”

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