Kate Spade's dad has died, one day before his daughter's funeral 3 years ago

Kate Spade's dad has died, one day before his daughter's funeral

How utterly devastating.

Kate Spade's father, Earl F. Brosnahan, Jr., passed away the night before his daughter's scheduled funeral.

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Kate and Earl's family told E! News: "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."

Last month, Kate Spade tragically died by suicide.

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The iconic designer had battled with mental illness for a number of years.

Yesterday, the Kate Spade company vowed to donate $1 million to charities involved in suicide prevention.

They shared the announcement on their Instagram page.

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"In honour of our company founder, Kate Spade, our foundation is donating over $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes, starting with $250,000 to the @crisistextline."

"From June 20 through June 29, 2018, the Kate Spade New York foundation will also match public donations made to the crisis text line, up to the amount of $100,000."

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