Kate Spade's father has died and his family are contributing a broken heart as a factor in his death.
The Brosnahan family released a statement that 89-year-old Earl F. Brosnahan, Jr. (known as Frank) died Wednesday night in Kansas City, on the eve of Kate Spade's funeral, which was attended by family including David Spade.
The family says he had "been in failing health of late" and was also "heartbroken over the recent death of his beloved daughter." They say he died at home and was surrounded by family at the time of passing.
His daughter, fashion designer Kate committed suicide earlier this month in her upscale NYC apartment.