Kate Spade's father is speaking out after his daughter's shocking suicide at only 55.
Frank Brosnahan told the Kansas City Star that he begged the late fashion designer to not take pills she was being prescribed.
"She’d been taking some pills, which I advised her not to take," Brosnahan told the Kansas City Star.
He also revealed that he has spoken with his daughter the day before her death and that she seemed fine despite her problems.
Reta Saffo, Spade's older sister, revealed shortly after her death that she was suffering from a mental illness and that she "tried numerous times to get her help."
Spade's father recalled their last conversation together just a night before her death. The American fashion icon was found unresponsive by her housekeeper on Tuesday morning inside her Park Avenue apartment.
"The last I talked with her, the night before last, she was happy planning a trip to California to look at colleges. She doted on her daughter,” he told the paper. Spade leaves behind her 13-year-old Frances, whom she named her clothing line that she launched in 2016 after.
On Wednesday night, the fashion designer's husband, Andrew, broke his silence on her passing. Andrew revealed that his wife had been suffering from depression for years and that they had been living separately for 10 months.
"She was actively seeking help for depression and anxiety over the last 5 years, seeing a doctor on a regular basis and taking medication for both depression and anxiety. There was no substance or alcohol abuse. There were no business problems," he said in his statement.
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