By Jennifer Davis
Jun 06, 2018 @ 5:45 pm

One day after Kate Spade's tragic and unexpected death, her husband and longtime business partner, Andy Spade, is speaking out. 

In a statement released to The New York Times, Spade addresses the rumors circulating that the couple was seeking a divorce, the supposed letter left for his daughter, and his wife's mental health. Read the full statement below.

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Several members of the late designer's family have shared their grief on social media, including her brother-in-law David Spade and niece Rachel Brosnahan, who is the star of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.