Beloved fashion designer has committed suicide and has left the fashion industry in shock. The colorful fashion line was an epic cultural staple among women, especially the handbags.

However, Spade sister has spoken out regarding her sister’s death and stated that it may have been due to a long battle of bi-polar disorder.  “It finally took its toll on her. A very tragic and sad ending to the life of a very colorful and delightful being.” She also said that she “tried numerous times to get her help.” Stated her sister in an email after Spade was found dead by her housekeeper from hanging suicide.

Her family said in a statement, “We are all devastated…we loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly.”

“The contents of that note as well as the physical state of the apartment and the comments of the witness lend to the credibility that it is an apparent suicide,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said.