The police said Tuesday that Ms. Spade, 55, was discovered unresponsive at a Park Avenue apartment, where she had hanged herself in her bedroom. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:26 a.m. She left a note, but the official did not comment on what it said. A housekeeper found Ms. Spade, the police said. She was unconscious and the housekeeper called 911.Ms. Spade’s husband was at the scene. A police spokesman did not know the whereabouts of Ms. Spade’s 13-year-old daughter.
Our condolences to her family and all those who are affected by her death.
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