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Kate Spade’s Father Earl F. Brosnahan, Jr. Dies Hours Before Her Funeral

'He was heartbroken over the recent death of his beloved daughter.'

Kate Spade’s father, Earl F. Brosnahan, Jr., has died at the age of 89.

The military veteran passed away on Wednesday, June 20 just two weeks after his daughter’s tragic suicide.

In a statement provided to Good Morning America from the Brosnahan family, they shared, Earl “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.”

Earl’s death came one day before Kate’s scheduled funeral on Thursday, June 21.

The famed designer, 55, was found dead in her New York City apartment on June 5th.

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