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Kate Spade's Death Ruled ‘Suicide By Hanging,’ Medical Examiner Says

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Jun. 7 2018, Published 12:34 p.m. ET

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The New York Medical Examiner has ruled that fashion designer Kate Spade's cause of death is suicide by hanging, can exclusively report.

"The Medical Examiner has made a determination regarding the death of Katherine Brosnahan, aka Kate Spade in Manhattan on June 5, 2018," Aja Worthy-Davis of the New York Medical Examiner's office told "Cause: Hanging. Manner: Suicide."

As previously reported, police responded to a disturbance call around 10:10 am Tuesday morning after Spade was found by her housekeeper hanging from a red scarf from a door knob.

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Her husband Andy Spade released a statement on Wednesday confirming reports that the designer had been suffering from depression. He also confirmed they were having marital problems and had been living separately for the past 10 months.

"Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years," Andy wrote in a statement to The New York Times. "She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives. We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy. There was no indication and no warning that she would do this. It was a complete shock. And it clearly wasn’t her. There were personal demons she was battling."

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"For the past 10 months we had been living separately, but within a few blocks of each other," He added. "Bea was living with both of us and we saw each other or spoke every day. We ate many meals together as a family and continued to vacation together as a family. Our daughter was our priority."

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If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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