NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The father of late fashion designer Kate Spade has died, just hours before Spade’s funeral was set to begin in Kansas City.
Earl F. Brosnahan, Jr. died at his home Wednesday night, according to a spokesperson for the family. Brosnahan was 89 years old.READ MORE: Chase Of Stolen Car From Downtown Sacramento Ends In Crash
“He had been in failing health of late and was heartbroken over the recent death of his beloved daughter,” the spokesperson’s statement read.READ MORE: Chicago-Area Family Still In Shock After They Hired Home Improvement Contractor Via HomeAdvisor, Only For The Contractor To Smash Up Their Property
Spade’s father passed just weeks after his daughter took her own life in her New York City apartment on June 5. The funeral in Spade’s hometown reportedly began minutes after the family announced her father’s passing.MORE NEWS: EB I-80 Blocked In Davis After Deadly Crash; Traffic Being Diverted To Highway 113
Brosnahan, who was better known as Frank, leaves behind his wife Sandy, five children, and eight grandchildren.