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Stars Pay Tribute To Late Fashion Designer Kate Spade

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Stars Pay Tribute To Late Fashion Designer Kate Spade
In news that shocked the fashion world, renowed designer Kate Spade, 55, was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment of an apparent suicide on Tuesday, according to police. 

The Associated Press reports that housekeeping found her a little after 10am. Her husband was home at the time, while their 13-year-old daughter was at school. 

The designer rose to fame in the 90s with her line of bright and preppy handbags that grew into an international brand and retail chain. Kate Spade New York now has more than 140 retail shops and outlet stores across the U.S. and more than 175 shops internationally.

Comedian David Spade was her brother-in-law.

Celebrities were quick to take to Twitter to express their grief: