Another Tragic Loss: Kate Spade's Heartbroken Father Dies One Day Before Her Funeral


June 22, 2018 16:22 By Fabiosa

Kate Spade's family has just been hit by another terrible loss. The late American designer's father has passed on.


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He was heartbroken

Earl Frank Brosnahan, Jr. died the day before his famous daughter's funeral was meant to hold. According to a statement released by the twice bereaved family, Frank was 89 when he passed on and he had been sick.


The state of his health was unfortunately made worse by the death of his daughter. It broke his heart.

Kate's suicide

Kate Spade was found dead in her apartment on June 5 just weeks ago. She left a 'love note' behind for her 13-year-old daughter. This, in addition to the red scarf attaching her neck to a door knob made it clear that she had taken her life.


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Her sister confirmed that she had been dealing with depression for years while refusing to get the help she needed.

Mental health awareness

Despite this new blow, the family reportedly went ahead to bury the late designer on Thursday and we all have them in our prayers in this trying time.

Now, more than ever, mental health conversations are necessary, given the high-profile deaths to suicide just weeks apart: First Kate Spade, and then the award-winning chef, Anthony Bourdain. Please don't be silent about depression.

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