Iconic fashion designer, Kate Spade, 55 was found dead in her NYC apartment early this morning in after hanging herself. According to TMZ, “Law enforcement sources confirmed she was found 10:20 AM ET, and had hanged herself in her Park Avenue home. She was pronounced dead on the scene.”

Kate got her start in the ’80s working for women’s magazine “Mademoiselle” in Manhattan, when she moved in with Andy Spade — David Spade’s brother. She and Andy met in college while working at a clothing store. She then started her small handbag line in the early ’90s that has now become a major lifestyle brand and fashion empire. With fun shapes and bold colors, Kate Spade certainly made a name for herself in the fashion industry.

Kate sold her company in 2007 and took some time off to raise her daughter — but got back in the game in 2016 by launching a new fashion brand called Frances Valentine named after her 13-year-old daughter. She was 55 years old.

Rest in Peace, Kate. The Fashion Bomb Daily team sends our condolences to the Spade family.