Kate Spade’s passing shattered the hearts of millions of people around the world.


Many people were stunned to hear the designer died by suicide, because “she had it all,” but as many people pointed out- mental health affects everyone.



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At the time of her death, her husband Andrew shared that the 55-year-old had been battling many personal demons.


Over a month has passed since her death and Andrew has taken to Instagram to post about the tragic loss.


He shared a photo of a tree decorated in colourful lights outside their family friend’s home.



“She was born Christmas Eve, 1962. She loved the Midwest, the desert, and the city,” he wrote.


Andrew explained that their daughter Bea had spent some time with family friends shortly after her mum’s death.


“I was lucky enough to have dear friends let my daughter stay at their home through a difficult time,” he shared.


Bea and her dad decorated the tree in honour of Kate: “This tree was standing alone beside the house so we ordered those multi colored, old fashioned lights from Amazon or Target and another dear personal friend gave me a really Iong extension cord.”


He continued: “Bea and I cut a star out of the cardboard box the lights came on and wrapped it in Reynolds wrap like we do every Christmas.”



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The post has been inundated with comments of love and support.


Andrew and Bea’s moving tribute to the woman they loved will bring a tear to your eye. Christmas is bound to be a harrowing time for both of them, but we’re sure they’ll find comfort in their memories of Kate.