Spade's housekeeper found her body hanging from a red scarf inside a bedroom of her Park Avenue home on Tuesday morning with two suicide notes beside her - one for her 13-year-old daughter, Frances Beatrix, and one for her husband, Andy.
Spade was found dead yesterday in her NY apartment.
Alongside a photograph of him and Spade - who was married to his brother Andy Spade - at a family gathering over the festive period, he wrote: "Fuzzy picture but i love it. Kate and I during Christmas family photos". Saffo said she had taken a sedative. "It was a complete shock".
Though their family tried to get Kate into treatment, it never happened because "she was definitely anxious about what people would say if they found out".
In a 2002 interview with Glamour, Spade expressed her desire to be remembered not only for her incredible business savvy but also for her personal attributes that went beyond the Kate Spade brand. So pretty. I dont think everyone knew how f**king amusing she was...
"The last I talked with her, the night before last, she was happy planning a trip to California to look at colleges".
"That pain does not.it doesn't go away, so I really hope that family can come together for her daughter, cause it just doesn't go away", Underwood added.
Speaking publicly for the first time since her death, Andy said that his wife had suffered from depression and anxiety and was being treated by a doctor for the past five years.
Kate Spade had an enviable gift for understanding exactly what women the world over wanted to carry.
Mr Spade said in the statement that his wife had been working closely with doctors to treat the "disease which takes far too many lives".
The Spades were not legally separated nor discussing divorce, the statement adds, but "simply needed a break". She claims Spade was "fixated" when the news broke of Robin Williams' suicide in 2014, and she thinks she had a plan in motion back then.
The 55-year-old designer had reportedly fallen into a deep depression over the breakdown of her 24-year marriage before taking her own life, according to TMZ. "We were together for 35 years", he said. The couple previously claimed the brand was meant to be an extension of Kate's personality - bright, colorful and fun.