Tributes and condolences swept across many social media platforms on 5th June 2018 upon the news of the passing of designer, Kate Spade.
In response to her death, Kate Spade New York posted a post on their official Instagram account, @thekatespade, paying tribute to her.
Many fans of the brand posted pictures of their favourite Kate Spade bags on social media. Among celebrities mourning Spade, Chelsea Clinton, former US President Bill Clinton’s daughter wrote on Twitter that she still owned her first Kate Spade bag, which was given to her by her grandmother when she was in college.
My grandmother gave me my first Kate Spade bag when I was in college. I still have it. Holding Kate’s family, friends and loved ones in my heart.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) June 5, 2018
Ivanka Trump, a daughter of and adviser to US President Donald Trump, used the opportunity to urge people who are struggling with depression to seek help.
Kate Spade’s tragic passing is a painful reminder that we never truly know another’s pain or the burden they carry. If you are struggling with depression and contemplating suicide, please, please seek help. https://t.co/eruSexNoGj
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 5, 2018
With yet another case of suicide due to depression, many have voiced their opinions on this issue, calling for people to stand together to help people who are suffering from mental illnesses to tide through their difficult periods.
Don’t ever be afraid to share your messiest parts. Bid adieu to those who treat you as a thing not a person. Seek kindness. Say, “I need help.” You’re giving the greatest gift possible. The real you, who they’ll be able to love more than you ever dreamed possible. RIP Kate Spade. pic.twitter.com/BZRZNtBqJ1
— Mandy Stadtmiller (@mandystadt) June 6, 2018
mental illness is a real threat, to all people, at all ages. if you see someone in need, offer them a smile, a hug, some kind words, and some encouragement.
no one should suffer alone.
RIP Kate Spade.
i’ll always be on the search for this damn bag pic.twitter.com/rckcrW91Ul
— daddy (@TheGabbieShow) June 6, 2018
Thinking about Kate Spade & what torment she must have felt, I know there are so many others out there going through a storm the world doesn’t always see.
If you know someone in need, please reach out to them tonight.
If YOU are in need, please call 1-800-273-8255. pic.twitter.com/isfFxnac1i
— Good JuJu (@SharedMotivati1) June 6, 2018
The passing of Kate Spade has reminded the world once again to not take the issue of depression lightly. Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about, be kind, always.
Rest in peace, Kate Spade.