On Tuesday, the fashion world discovered that Kate Spade, the famous designer and businesswoman behind the brand Kate Spade New York, had committed suicide following an apparently lengthy battle with depression. The details of her death otherwise remain unknown, but that didn’t stop her brother-in-law, actor and comedian David Spade from mourning the loss by posting a few touching photos and comments on Twitter and Instagram.
Per BuzzFeed, the Saturday Night Live alum took to social media late Tuesday night to mourn the death of his sister-in-law. The first, on Twitter, was a photo of the pair taken at a book signing for his 2015 memoir, David Spade: Almost Interesting. “Katy at my book signing. I love this pic of her. So pretty. I dont [sic] think everyone knew how fucking funny she was,” he wrote. “Its [sic] a rough world out there people. Try to hang on.”
At around the same time, the comic posted another photo of him and Kate that was taken during some recent family Christmas photos. “Fuzzy picture but i [sic] love it. Kate and I during Christmas family photos. We had so much fun that day. She was so sharp and quick on her feet. She could make me laugh so hard. I still cant believe it,” he said, repeating his final line from Twitter: “Its [sic] a rough world out there people, try to hang on.”
If you or anyone you know needs to talk to someone, the national suicide prevention hotline is 1-800-273-8255. More information can be found at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website.