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Kate Spade's dad dies the day before she's laid to to rest

Kate Spade's father tragically died right before her funeral; his heart failed following his daughter's suicide.


Emily Treadgold


Following the tragic suicide of designer Kate Spade, her father, Earl F. Brosnahan Jr., passed away at the age of 89.

 

The family issued a statement to Good Morning America saying, "We are deeply saddened to announce that Katys father, Earl F. Brosnahan, Jr. (Frank), passed away last night at age 89. He had been in failing health of late and was heartbroken over the recent death of his beloved daughter. He was at home and surrounded by family at the time of his passing."

He had been in failing health of late and was heartbroken over the recent death of his beloved daughter. He was at home and surrounded by family at the time of his passing.

Brosnahan was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, where his daughter's funeral took place on Thursday. 

 

He was married twice and had six children with his first wife June Therese Mullen. He married Sandy Palmer in 1992, and she was with him when he passed. He also served in the US Navy and worked in the construction business.

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