Who Is Rachel Brosnahan? Actress Shares Instagram Video of Designer Kate Spade

Actress Rachel Brosnahan paid tribute to Kate Spade by sharing a sweet Instagram video of the late designer on Wednesday. Spade and her husband Andy Spade are all smiles and dancing in the video while a mariachi band plays in the background, which, according to Kate Spade's niece Brosnahan, is how her aunt would have wanted to be remembered.

"She had a light that words can't capture but touched everyone she came into contact with. She was exceedingly kind, beautifully sensitive, insanely talented, funny as heck and one of the most generous people I have ever known. She was effervescent," Brosnahan wrote.

She added: "Hug your loved ones extra tight today."

Kate Spade, born Katherine Brosnahan, was found dead in her New York City apartment from an apparent suicide on Tuesday.

The handbag and shoe designer, who launched her famous moniker brand with her husband back in 1993, seemed to have a loving relationship with her niece. Back in January when 27-year-old Brosnahan won a Golden Globe for her lead role in Amazon's limited series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Kate Spade told Page Six that she was "insanely proud" of her niece's accomplishment.

"I am beside myself! My daughter and I jumped up and down when she won," Kate Spade said at the time. "She deserves this recognition, as she's put her heart and soul into the role."

Brosnahan started her acting career back in 2009 when she starred in Michael Bay's horror movie, The Unborn. After appearing in a few reoccurring roles in television series like The Blacklist and Black Box, Brosnahan started gaining major TV and film attention for her role in Netflix's House of Cards, which she received an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Emmy nomination for in 2015.

Kate Spade's brother-in-law, actor David Spade, also honored the designer in a social media post. "Fuzzy picture but I love it. Kate and I during Christmas family photos," Spade wrote alongside an Instagram photo. "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 can't believe it. It's a rough world out there people, try to hang on."

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