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Designer Kate Spade found dead in her apartment in apparent suicide

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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.