Kate Spade's Husband And Daughter Pay Tribute To Her In Touching Instagram Post

"She was the kindest person I’ve ever known and my best friend for 35 years."

Nearly two months after Kate Spade passed away on June 5, her husband,, Andy Spade, took to Instagram to pay tribute to her. 

On July 31, he shared a photo of a lit-up tree with a star, along with a caption sharing how he and his daughter, Frances Beatrix "Bea" Spade, 13, are doing.


"She was born Christmas Eve, 1962. She loved the Midwest, the desert, and the city. I was lucky enough to have dear friends let my daughter and I stay at their home through a difficult time. This tree was standing alone beside the house so we ordered those multicolored, old fashioned lights from Amazon or Target and another dear personal friend gave me a really Iong extension cord and Bea and I cut a star out of the cardboard box the lights came on and wrapped it in Reynolds wrap (TM) like we do every Christmas."

It was Spade's first Instagram post since May 9 and a heartfelt tribute to the designer and her memory. 

Spade met the fashion designer while they were in college and they went on to found Kate Spade New York together in 1993. When news of Kate Spade's passing broke, her husband released his own personal statement, as many other people took to social media to honor her life and legacy.

"Kate was the most beautiful woman in the world. She was the kindest person I’ve ever known and my best friend for 35 years. My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can’t even begin to fathom life without her. We are deeply heartbroken and miss her already."

The Instagram post has received lots of support with many reaching out to Spade and his family.

One Instagram user said, "I have been thinking about how you and your daughter are doing trying to find your new 'normal.' So happy to see this post. I never met Kate Spade but was so affected by her death. I pray for her and you and your daughter. I try to live a little more 'bright, happy and me' in honor of your late wife."

Comedian David Spade, who is Andy's brother, responded to the post with a simple star emoji.

Many are writing that they're thinking of the family and praying for them.

The touching sentiment highlights how mourning a loved one who was a public figure can be difficult. It's something that Zelda Williams recently opened up about on Instagram ahead of the anniversary of her dad Robin Williams' death. "For all the internet's good intentions in expressing to me their fondness for dad, it's very overwhelming to have strangers need me to know how much they cared for him right now," she explained. "It's harder still to be expected to reach back." 

Zelda's post reminds us that everyone deals with loss and mourning in their own way. While it can be especially difficult for those in the limelight, it's still nice to know fans and supporters do, in fact, have good intentions. Spade's post reminds us of the legacy his late wife left behind and all those she positivity impacted.  

(H/T: People)

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