David Spade's Tribute To Kate Spade Highlights A Misconception Many Have About Mental Health

David Spade's Tribute To Kate Spade Highlights A Misconception Many Have About Mental Health

The death of a public figure and beloved designer like Spade understandably affected many people, but it’s her immediate family who is bearing the brunt of the trauma from such a sudden loss.

Spade is survived by her 13-year-old daughter, and her husband of 24 years, Andy Spade.

Andy is the brother of actor/comedian David Spade, who spoke on the recent loss of his sister-in-law on Instagram and Twitter.

In his posts he remarked on how funny Kate was, sharing two candid photos of the designer. In both pictures she’s smiling. The moments are personal, beautiful.

“Fuzzy picture but i 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. Its a rough world out there people, try to hang on.” 

Coming from a comedian, being called funny is pretty much the ultimate compliment. 

Spade, in a separate Twitter post shared this nice photo of Spade supporting the actor at a book signing. He echoed his love of her sense of humor. The look on Kate’s face is a warm one.

Katy at my book signing. I love this pic of her. So pretty. I dont think everyone knew how fucking funny she was…  Its a rough world out there people. Try to hang on 

Kate Brosnahan met Andy Spade when they were both students at Arizona State University. Kate moved to New York City after graduating and Andy went to the city with her in 1988. He supported her career as a designer and in 1993 helped her launch a line of accessories. They weren’t married at the time, but they called their new business Kate Spade. It was a smash success.

Andy Spade, in an interview with NPR described his relationship with Kate as being close – that they two of them “grew up together” in a way, starting in their 20s and into their 50s. 

David Spade spoke a bit about his relationship with Andy and Kate back in 2015 on an episode of The Howard Stern Show.

“Growing up, I was always at least getting attention because he was cool. We were skateboarding together, but everyone liked him. He was always way ahead of the game. And then there was a window when I got on SNL where I was actually doing a little better and getter cooler for about a year and a half. Then they started Kate Spade and they blew by me on a rocket ship.”

“I love having family around. Love [that] Andy’s around. He’s a smart f*cking guy. He knows his sh*t. And Katy’s really, really smart and good — and she’s hilarious.”

Kate Spade’s family released an official statement to the New York Times following her death, requesting that they be allowed to grieve in private.

“We are all devastated by today’s tragedy. We loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly. We would ask that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this very difficult time.”  

Her impact on the world of fashion is undeniable.

She will most certainly be missed.

If you or anyone you know is suffering from depression and needs help, please, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

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AIM Is Coming To An End And People Are Paying Tribute

If you grew up in the late 1990’s or early 2000’s, there was one thing you experienced regardless of where you were from. That was getting home from school, logging into AOL, and talking to your friends on AIM. 

AIM’s popularity plummeted as other forms of digital communication became more popular. It still exists, though not for much longer. In a recent tumblr post AOL explained that they will be ending the service on December 15th. 

Naturally, people have complicated feelings about this. On the one hand, it’s a service people haven’t really used in over a decade. On the other hand, we had a good time there. 

Farewell, AIM. We will never forget you or your A/S/L. 

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This Tribute To A 7-Year-Old-Girl Who Died Of Brain Cancer Is Beautifully Heartbreaking

Pediatric brain cancer gets basically zero funding – with most of its research grants coming from private donors. Unfortunately, this means that many children who are afflicted with his illness aren’t able to recover.

One such child is 7-year-old Katherine King. She succumbed to her battle with pediatric brain cancer on June 6th of this year at 7:34pm. Her family are honoring her memory and hoping to bring more awareness to her disease.

This is the heartwarming tribute Imgur user, Taisce, made for her dearly departed niece.

Goodbye Katherine King.

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You left us too early.

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Way before your time.

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There was still much to do and experience.

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You had your entire life before you.

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April 12th, 2015 (Last picture uploaded before diagnosis)

You should have been able to go to high school.

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June 2nd 2015 (Day of Diagnosis; it was discovered she had an inoperable tumor on her brain stem. Her diagnosis was D.I.P.G. and she was given 9 months to live.)

She should have had a boyfriend (Or girlfriend)

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June 3rd 2015

Gotten married

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June 4th 2015

Had her 2.5 children

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June 4th 2015

And had all her dreams fulfilled.

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June 28th 2015

Instead you were given an hour glass

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July 28th 2015

With the time you were given you raised awareness

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December 1st 2015

Raised money for charity

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Worried more about others than yourself

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You wanted everyone to be happy

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March 3rd 2016

To not worry about you, you even were sure that it was your fault you were sick

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March 19th 2016

You were kind when you could have lashed out

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You were brave even though you had every reason to be afraid

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April 28th 2016

You were strong even though you were allowed to be weak

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April 29th 2016

Even as you slipped away you never wanted others to worry

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March 21st 2016

In a time when you could be selfish, you were selfless

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March 23rd 2016

You were loved by everyone who met you

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March 31st 2016

You touched the lives of everyone you knew, you made them better through your own strength and love

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Your tumor made you a prisoner inside your own body

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May 22nd 2016

You couldn’t sing, you couldn’t dance, you couldn’t tell your family that you loved them

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June 6th 2016

Worst of all you couldn’t eat rainbow sherbert anymore

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June 6th 2016

Or tell people that your favorite color was rainbow.

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June 6th 2016

You were told it was okay to let go, to not suffer, to not be in pain

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June 6th 2016

And you did, and you will be missed by so many people

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June 6th 2016 7:34pm rest in peace

You were loved by more than you’ll ever realize

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June 6th 2016 7:34pm rest in peace

But, you will live forever within our hearts and memories

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“You are loved Katherine King, and you will be missed. Your impact will continue to ripple far beyond the 7 years that you were with us and you will never be forgotten.”

To learn more about Katherine’s journey and the work her family is doing to raise awareness for Pediatric Brain Cancer, you can check out their Facebook page here.

If you want to donate to, you can make contributions to the McKenna Claire Foundation to raise awareness and provide grants to research Pediatric Brain Cancer.

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Try Not To Cry Over This Owner's Heartbreaking Tribute To Her Internet Famous Pup

For those of you who are’t studiously following the Internet’s famous dogs, Daisy Dog is a pit bull rescue from California who runs a very active Twitter account. She and her owner, Nina, have been soulmates since the day they met in 2002 at the Riverside County Animal Shelter. Nina has lovingly chronicled Daisy’s ups and downs with adorable pup pictures that belong in a calendar or dog treat ad. Sadly, though, Daisy’s journey came to an end after sixteen happy years, so Nina posted the sweetest tribute to her bestie. 

In a Tumblr post that shattered our hearts, Nina remembered how she and Daisy came to be. 

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“She wagged her tail at me and I just had to get her out of there,” Nina wrote. “But I never thought she would be my dog. She was only 2 ½ years old, and I was an old dog person. But she was my dog.”

It wasn’t always smooth sailing with Daisy. 

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She used to not get along with dogs,” Nina told BuzzFeed. “It took eight years of doing behavior shaping on every walk until she was totally cool with dogs.”

And the poor pup had seizures— though she rocked some pretty cool goggles to protect herself. 

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“Daisy had focal seizures that were triggered by bright light,” Nina said. “So I bought her the Doggles and thought if they weren’t helpful or if she hated them, I was only out 15 bucks.”

But Daisy loved her ‘Doggles,’ and wore them everywhere with pride.

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…Even if they didn’t always fit perfectly.

And, despite her challenges, she had a pretty great life.

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She had over 2,000 Twitter followers, she ate pizza, and she was a proud Mets fan. 

…Not that she was ever rewarded for her loyalty. 

But, eventually, she got older and her health deteriorated.

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“Her hind legs got weaker, her gait wobbly, even just standing, she would list to the side,” Nina wrote on Tumblr. “She wasn’t in any pain, but going for a walk became going for a stare. The seizures which were initially helped by her awesome sunglasses started getting worse.”

And she really began to struggle.

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“Daisy has also been suffering from dementia,” Nina wrote. “The medication helped: she would stare off into space for a few moments a day, [and] get lost occasionally against a wall.”

So Nina and her husband, Will, recognized that Daisy didn’t have the quality of life she deserved, and they made the difficult decision to let Daisy go.

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“While her physical needs were taken care of, mentally Daisy just wasn’t there,” Nina said. “She was anxious, she was confused, she was lost. She had no joy.”

But their goodbye to Daisy needed to reflect the impact she had on everyone who knew her. 

“Daisy was my dog. Then she was Will’s dog. Then she was the internet’s dog,” Nina wrote. “She was my heart. Today I chose to break it.” …So we’re ~tearing up~ big time, over here.

Daisy sent out this final tweet, so our “tearing up” has evolved to full on sobbing. 

RIP Daisy. We bet you’re still rockin’ those goggles, wherever you are now. (h/t buzzfeed)

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