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David Spade donates USD 100,000 to charity after Kate Spade's death

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

has made a donation of USD 100,00 to raise awareness about mental health after the death of his sister-in-law and celebrated

Kate, one of the biggest names in American fashion, was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment from an apparent suicide on June 5.

The "Grown Ups" donated the amount to on Mental Illness (NAMI), an organisation which helps people in dealing with their mental health problems.

"More people suffer from mental health issues than we may realise but no one should ever feel ashamed to reach out for support," David said, according to

"If you or anyone you know is in need of help or guidance please contact the national suicide prevention hotline at or go to to learn more and help those who may be in need," he added.

Kate was married to David's brother for over 24 years. The couple has one child, Frances Beatrix (13).

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 12:50 IST