David Spade Calls Loss of Kate Spade "Very Tough," Recalls How She Inspired Girls to Dress Up

The comedian reflected on the late fashion designer, who committed suicide, when he visited 'Good Morning America' on Wednesday.

David Spade spoke highly about his late sister-in-law Kate Spade on Wednesday's episode of Good Morning America. The fashion designer, who was married to his brother Andy, committed suicide June 5.

When host Robin Roberts asked how his family is handling the loss, he responded, "As good as we can. It's been very tough, obviously. It is very sweet that everyone came out of the woodwork, that she really made an impact."

"It's funny because every girl I was with or anyone around, anyone that knew they would see Katie, would dress differently," he recalled. "They would bring their A-game. It was very sweet. They would be like, 'Is Katie coming? Are Andy and Katie going to be there?' And if they were, it was a whole new wardrobe."

Spade added that his sister-in-law knew that people were putting extra effort into their wardrobes for her and she would often compliment them. "When I'd say, 'You don't dress up for me,' they'd go, 'Yeah, that's her and you're you.'"

"She was such a beautiful, lovely, great spirit that obviously will be missed," he said. "I'll start bawling."

Following the fashion designer's death, Spade donated $100,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The comedian took to Twitter following the designer's death and posted a photo of her smiling as he signed a copy of his book for her. "Katie at my book signing. I love this pic of her. So pretty," he captioned the photo. "I don't think everyone knew how fucking funny she was.... It's a rough world out there people. Try to hang on."

He posted a separate tribute to the designer on his Instagram account the same day. In the blurry photo, David and Kate are talking and the latter is smiling. "Fuzzy picture but i love it. Kate and I during Christmas family photos," he wrote about the shot. "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."

Watch the full interview above.