Fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead at the age of 55 in her Manhattan apartment.
Not long after police confirmed the news on Tuesday night that she had died by suicide, countless celebs took to Twitter to pay tribute to the woman whose handbags have graced red carpets since the 90s.
Big Little Lies star Reese Witherspoon led the touching notes shared on social media, describing her as a “talented woman who will be dearly missed”.
My heart and prayers go out to Kate Spade and her family. What a wonderful, talented woman who will be dearly missed.
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) June 5, 2018
While Kristen Davis — best known for her role in Sex And The City — said she’d worn her designs “for as long as I can remember”.
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The actress also sent her thoughts to the mum-of-one’s family, saying she was “thinking” of them during this difficult time.
I’ve worn Kate Spade for as long as i can remember, I’m thinking of her family . https://t.co/MFD2ygsMlf
— Kristin Davis (@KristinDavis) June 5, 2018
Other stars who shared messages of condolences and loss included Lena Dunham, Bette Midler and Ocean’s 8 star Mindy Kaling.
Kate Spade was more than a designer. She had a quirky visual language that captivated Bat Mitzvah girls and artists alike. She was also a staple of NYC who spread good will. My heart breaks for her family. Thank you, Kate, from one of the millions you made feel beautiful.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 5, 2018
#KateSpade, whose lively, colorful, and yes, joyous designs has died. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends, and her many fans around the world, who loved the wonderful illusions she created. I am stunned.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) June 5, 2018
I am heartbroken about the news of Kate Spade. I have worn her clothes many, many times. They were colorful, bold, cheerful, and encouraged women to find the twinkly person inside them. You couldn’t walk into her boutiques and not smile. Rest In Peace, Kate.
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) June 5, 2018
Kate sold her high end label in 2007 and launched a new fashion brand in 2016 called Frances Valentine, named after her daughter.
Kate is survived by daughter Frances and her husband, Andy Spade, who is actor David Spade’s brother.
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