Fashion designer Kate Spade left behind a note telling her daughter that she should not blame herself for her suicide, according to police sources.
The missive, discovered after the handbag maven’s body was found in her Manhattan apartment Tuesday, addresses her 13-year-old daughter Frances Beatrix Spade.
“This has nothing to do with you,” the note reads in part, according to sources. “Don’t feel guilty. Ask your dad.”
Kate Spade’s husband, Andrew, was home when the suicide was discovered, but Frances was at school, sources said.
No criminality is suspected, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said at an unrelated press conference.
“At this point, there was a note left. The contents of that note, as well as the physical state of the apartment and the comments of the witness, lend to the credibility that it is an apparent suicide,” he said.