RIP Kate Spade: Fashion insiders say she was ‘a major alcoholic’
Fashion industry sources say Kate Spade was “a major alcoholic” whose marriage and life was spiraling out of control well before her suicide.
The handbag designer took her own life in her home. Her body was found by a housekeeper on Tuesday morning.
A suicide note led investigators to believe her fractious marriage to Andy Spade had precipitated her decline.
She and Andy had been living separately for 10 months.
Fashion industry sources told the New York Post that Spade’s drinking had been a problem before the split.
One insider called her “a major alcoholic.”