‘Heartbroken’ father of designer Kate Spade dies at age 89

(Reuters) –

FILE Photo: Kate Spade comes at the Council of Style Designers of The us awards in New York on June 2, 2003, at the New York Community Library. REUTERS/Chip East/File Photo

The father of style designer Kate Spade has died just over two weeks after the suicide of his daughter, the family reported on Thursday.

Earl F. Brosnahan Jr., 89, had been in failing health and he was also “heartbroken over the current demise of his beloved daughter,” the Brosnahan family reported in a assertion.

Brosnahan, recognised to his family and mates as Frank, died on Wednesday evening at his household in Kansas Town, Missouri. His family did not specify the trigger of demise.

Kate Spade, 55, 1 of his 6 kids, was located in her New York Town condominium on June 5.

Spade’s spouse Andy, with whom she developed an equipment empire on the level of popularity of her colourful handbags, reported after her demise that his spouse had suffered from melancholy and stress for additional than 15 yrs but there had been no indication that she would acquire her own existence.

Brosnahan worked in his family’s design company. He is survived by his spouse Sandy, 5 kids and eight grandchildren.

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