• Kate Spade, 55, has been found dead in New York.
  • A housekeeper found the designer hanging in her apartment in New York City around 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, the AP reports.

Fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her apartment in New York in an apparent suicide, according to multiple reports.

A housekeeper found the designer in her home at about 10:20 a.m., The New York Daily News reports. Spade had hung herself, sources told the Daily News.

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

Her namesake business, Kate Spade New York, has more than 140 retail shops and around the U.S., and more than 175 elsewhere in the world. 

It's unclear why the designer allegedly took her own life. Should you need help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 1-800-273-8255. 

This post originally appeared on Business Insider. 

Published on: Jun 5, 2018