Fashion designer Kate Spade, 55, was found dead in her New York City apartment in an apparent suicide, police said.
Her body was found by her housekeeper and she left a note, CBS New York reported, citing unnamed sources.
Spade was a co-founder of the designer label Kate Spade New York, which she later sold.
The New York Police Department confirmed her death under her birth name, Katherine Noel Brosnahan.
Designer Kate Spade found dead in her apartment in apparent suicide