Frank died at 89 less than 24 hours before his daughter's funeral service.
In a heartbreaking twist of events ahead of the funeral of fashion designer Kate Spade, it was announced that her elderly father had also passed just fifteen days after his daughter committed suicide. The service went ahead as planned, however, with a huge gathering of her family and friends adorned in her designs.
Kate Spade attends Mamma Mia show
On Wednesday (June 20th), the day before Kate's funeral was due to go ahead, her father Earl F. Brosnahan, Jr. - better known by those closest to him as Frank - passed away at the age of 89 in Kansas City. He had apparently been struggling with ill-health for some time, with his recent grief seemingly being the final straw.
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He speaks candidly about her mental health struggles and the suicide note.
Tragedy has struck the fashion world as it's announced that Kate Spade has been found dead in her home. Reports reveal that the cause of death was suicide by hanging, which comes after many years suffering from depression. She left a heartbreaking note for her young daughter which has since been shared.
Kate Spade arrives for Mamma Mia show
The 55-year-old American fashion designer, known for her Kate Spade New York handbag range which she foundered with her husband Andy Spade, was discovered dead on Tuesday morning (June 5th 2018) by her housekeeper at her home in Park Avenue, Manhattan. She had left a note for her 13-year-old daughter Frances Beatrix.
Continue reading: Kate Spade's Husband Releases Full Statement After Her Suicide
Elle Kemper , Guest - New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 - Kate Spade Presentation - Backstage at The Rainbow Room Rockefeller Center. NYC, New York Fashion Week - New York, New York, United States - Friday 12th February 2016
Models - New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 - Kate Spade Presentation at The Rainbow Room at The Rainbow Room Rockefeller Center. NYC, New York Fashion Week - New York, New York, United States - Friday 12th February 2016