I thought it a fitting tribute to post a picture of my Kate Spade cat dress.
The BBC said that it’s a presumed suicide.
I don’t know anything about Kate Spade other than she was an American designer who on the face of it had everything.
It’s one thing to have a talent, many people have talent but hers was recognised and she enjoyed a great deal of personal success. So many people who are talented don’t achieve what she did.
We think that these things matter but we see time and time again that success, money and recognition don’t seem to stop people from suffering depression or taking their own lives.
Nobody is immune.
We can only guess at what goes on in other people’s minds. We see bright, talented people who we think have everything to live for but maybe they have suffered huge personal loss or suffer from depression. Maybe they’ve been given a diagnosis that they can’t live with.
Fifty five is a life cut short, whatever happened.
To Kate Spade, her family and her friends.