Kate Spade laid to rest in hometown funeral

Family and friends said goodbye to designer Kate Spade today in a private funeral service.

The fashion icon was laid to rest this morning in Kansas City while family, friends and fans paid respect to the beloved fashion designer.

Kate was honored with a Christian mass and burial as fans and loved ones paid tribute by donating to the ASPCA or Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter and pet adoption campus called Wayside Waifs.

Today’s service comes three weeks after the fashion icon was found dead of an apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment.

The tragic news propelled designers, celebrities and fans alike to look back on her amazing rise in fashion. It also propelled an important conversation about mental health.

Kate Spades New york brand annouced its plan to donate more than $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in honor of their late founder.

David Spade would also make a $100,00 donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness following the death of his sister-in-law.

“More people suffer from mental health issues than we may realize but no one should ever feel ashamed to reach out for support,” David said in a statement to People. “If you or anyone you know is in need of help or guidance please contact the national suicide prevention hotline at 800-273-8255 or go to nami.org to learn more and help those who may be in need.”

 

Source: E! News

 

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