Kate Spade’s Husband Shares Heartbreaking Tribute To Mark 1-Year Anniversary Of Her Death

It’s been one year since Kate Spade’s death and the designer’s husband Andy Spade took to social media to pay tribute.

On Thursday, Spade shared a touching Instagram post honouring his late wife, who tragically took her own life at age 55 on June 5, 2018.

Spade’s post features a photo of a small Christmas tree simply decorated with some colourful lights and a star on top, with the caption referencing the couple’s 14-year-old daughter, Bea.

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“Dear Katy, this tree is for you. Bea and [I] are planting it outside of our big window to keep your magical spirit and energy close to us everyday. It will bless our new home in California and radiate your essence 365 days a year. You were illumines and we feel your presence wherever we go,” he wrote.

“I want to thank you for all of the wonderful gifts you gave me over the years,” he continued. “For your beauty, intelligence and grace under pressure. For your boundless generosity, unflappable honesty and kindness to all living things. For your strength, courage and conviction to your ideals. For your belief in me and so many others. For your infectious laughter and sharp wit.”

Spade also outlined how much she brought into his life. “There was never a dull moment with you. Through the peaks and valleys and alleyways we serpentined through together you were always there. We grew up together, helped raise one another yet vowed to retain our innocence as best we could. You taught me that modesty is always the best policy, to see the good in everyone and to stand up for the crazy and less fortunate. You hated hype and loved the humble. You called me out on my bulls**t yet were nonjudgmental. You talked straight and let me know when I was being cynical or sarcastic,” he added.

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“You were my best friend, my confidant, my partner in life, business and mischief. The ying to my yang and the zig to my zag. We played ping pong with ideas,” he continued. “Our shared passion for The Golden Rule, Kipling’s ‘If,’ Strunk and White, Atticus Finch and millions other things bound us together like superglue. You were and still are my Superwoman.”

He concluded by honouring her legacy, writing: “I hope you know how many people you inspired through the example you set in the way you lived and the work you created. You were and still are my favourite poem. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for all you have given me and so many others. May your bright, multicoloured spirit shine down on us everyday. Heaven is lucky to have you but please know you are truly missed by us still here on earth.”

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Dear Katy, this tree is for you. Bea and are planting it outside of our big window to keep your magical spirit and energy close to us everyday. It will bless our new home in California and radiate your essence 365 days a year. You were illumines and we feel your presence wherever we go. I want to thank you for all of the wonderful gifts you gave me over the years. For your beauty, intelligence and grace under pressure. For your boundless generosity, unflappable honesty and kindness to all living things. For your strength, courage and conviction to your ideals. For your belief in me and so many others. For your infectious laughter and sharp wit. There was never a dull moment with you. Through the peaks and valleys and alleyways we serpentined through together you were always there. We grew up together, helped raise one another yet vowed to retain our innocence as best we could. You taught me that modesty is always the best policy, to see the good in everyone and to stand up for the crazy and less fortunate. You hated hype and loved the humble. You called me out on my bullshit yet were nonjudgmental. You talked straight and let me know when I was was being cynical or sarcastic. You were my best friend, my confidant, my partner in life, business and mischief. The ying to my yang and the zig to my zag. We played ping pong with ideas. Our shared passion for The Golden Rule, Kipling’s “If”, Strunk and White, Atticus Finch and millions other things bound us together like superglue. You were and still are my Superwoman. I hope you know how many people you inspired through the example you set in the way you lived and the work you created. You were and still are my favorite poem. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for all you have given me and so many others. May your bright, multicolored spirit shine down on us everyday. Heaven is lucky to have you but please know you are truly missed by us still here on earth. Love, Andy

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The designer’s niece, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star Rachel Brosnahan, also honoured her aunt on social media on the first anniversary of her death. She posted a photo of Spade to her Instagram with the caption: “💚 Missing Katy B today 💚”

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💚 Missing Katy B today 💚

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If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, resources are available. In case of an emergency, please call 911 for immediate help.

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Depression Hurts and Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 all offer ways of getting help if you, or someone you know, may be suffering from mental health issues.

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