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David Spade Pays Tribute to Late Sister-in-Law Kate Spade: ‘It’s a Rough World Out There’

”I don’t think everyone knew how f—ing funny she was,“ actor says of designer, who died of an apparent suicide on Tuesday

David Spade paid tribute to Kate Spade in a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, remembering his sister-in-law with a picture of her attending one of his book signings.

“Katy at my book signing,” the actor wrote. “I love this pic of her. So pretty. I don’t think everyone knew how f—ing funny she was… Its a rough world out there people. Try to hang on.”

Kate Spade was found dead of an apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment Tuesday morning at the age of 55.

The designer married David’s brother, Andy, in 1994, and together the couple founded the handbag company that bore her name and would eventually blossom into a full-fledged fashion design house worth as much as $2.4 billion.

Her passing was met with an outpouring of grief from her fans and fashion world contemporaries, who hailed her as an iconic designer and fondly remembered owning some of her brightly colored designs.