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Kate Spade's Father Dies Night Before Her Funeral

"He was heartbroken."

Kate Spade's father Earl "Frank" Brosnahan Jr died less than 24 hours before her funeral was to be held.

According to a statement released by the Brosnahan family, Frank passed away on Wednesday night, he was 89-years-old.

"He had been in failing health of late and was heartbroken over the recent death of his beloved daughter," the statement read, "He was at home and surrounded by family at the time of his passing".

"He was especially proud of his wife, children and grandchildren."

Brosnahan's death comes less than three weeks after his daughter died by suicide at 55-years-old.

The 89-year-old died at his home in Kansas City, where his daughter's funeral is planned this Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemption Church, the same church where her grandparents were reportedly married.

Frank recently told The Kansas City Star"I imagine there will be a crowd," at the proceedings.

Brosnahan is survived by his second wife, three brothers, a sister as well as five children and eight grandchildren.

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