Kate Spade passed away by suicide earlier this month and RadarOnline.com exclusively obtained the transcript of the eulogy the late designer's distraught husband Andy gave at her funeral on Thursday, June 21.
“Katie gave and she gave generously. She gave with her entire heart and she probably ended up giving too much," a teary-eyed Andy told the crowd.
Eyewitnesses inside the ceremony at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Redemptorist Church in Kansas City tell Radar exclusively Andy was a "complete mess" during the speech.
"He cried throughout the entire thing and he kept looking at Kate's white urn that was sitting on a pedestal front and center."
Said the source: "When he went up to give his eulogy he fumbled around and his papers got messed up so he had to just speak mostly on his own."
Andy continued with his heartbreaking speech and revealed the couple's 13-year-old daughter, Frances Beatrix Spade, was not at her mother's funeral. “Katie and I shared everything; a life, a beautiful little girl who couldn’t make it today because she is just too torn up to do much of anything right now," he said. "Katie and I traveled to New York together after graduation and I thought I’d be some kind of assistant in Real Estate, we had no idea that we’d live the life that we did.”
“Kate had no idea how much she was loved. She had so many friends, family and fans that loved her and she just didn’t know it.”
Insiders tell Radar the Spades mother appeared to be in "good spirits" and she "walked out of the church singing."
Kate's favorite song “Imagine” by John Lennon was performed and the entire church was said to be in tears during the performance.
A source inside the ceremony told Radar exclusively the church, which holds 1,100 people, was not packed. "There were several empty seats," said the informant, estimating that there were 800 or so in attendance.
As readers know, Kate hanged herself with a scarf tied to a doorknob at her Manhattan home on June 5. In a tragic turn of events, her grieving dad also tragically died Wednesday, just hours before his beloved daughter was laid to rest.
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