David Spade Says His Family Is 'Pulling It Together' After Kate Spade's Suicide
The actor said his sister-in-law could "make me laugh so hard."
David Spade says his family is "pulling it together" following the death of his sister-in-law, designer Kate Spade.
"I think we're getting in the best place we can at this point," the actor told The Associated Press Thursday.
Kate Spade, 55, took her own life in her New York City apartment on June 5.
"She was so sharp and quick on her feet," David Spade said in an Instagram post after her death. "She could make me laugh so hard. I still can't believe it. It's a rough world out there people, try to hang on."
Kate Spade was married to David Spade's brother, Andy, for 24 years and they had a 13-year-old daughter, Frances.
Following his wife's death, Andy Spade said Kate was "actively seeking help for depression and anxiety over the last five years."
A week later, David Spade donated $100,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness in her honor.
"I think there's a lot of people that are at a lot of different levels of situations," he said Thursday. "[New York] is a tough town. It gets stressful. And everybody feels like they're an inch away from a breakdown. It's very hard. So, you can't look down at those people. You just say, 'Hey!' You help each other out if you can."
Spade spoke in Los Angeles while promoting his new film, "Father of the Year."
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or text “help” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.
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