Kate Spade’s “Heartbroken” Father Passed Away the Day Before Her Funeral

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Just one day before his daughter’s funeral, Kate Spade’s father, Earl F. Brosnahan, died at the age of 89, according to People.

“We are deeply saddened to announce that Katy’s 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 was especially proud of his wife, children and grandchildren,” a statement from the family read. 

According to his obituary, Frank served in the U.S. Navy, was an avid tennis player and loved his Yorkshire Terriers. He’s survived by his second wife, Sandy, three brothers, five children and eight grandchildren. 

Kate Spade (Katherine Noel Brosnahan) was found dead in her Manhattan apartment on June 5, her cause of death being suicide. Her funeral was set to be held on Thursday, June 21 in her hometown of Kansas City. 

Our thoughts are with the Brosnahan family at this time.