More Sad News As Kate Spade Is Laid To Rest

Kate Spade's Father Passes Away Before Daughter's Funeral

Earl F. Brosnahan, Jr., the father of the late fashion designer Kate Spade, died on Wednesday night at the age of 89, his family confirms to NBC News. Brosnahan was in failing health and "was heartbroken" over his daughter's recent death.

Kate Spade Laid To Rest

Friends and family of fashion designer Kate Spade hosted a funeral Thursday afternoon in Spade’s hometown. The private ceremony took place at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Church, located at 3333 Broadway Boulevard. Police said the 55-year-old died by suicide earlier this month at her New York City home. Spade’s husband said his wife had battled depression.

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