The American fashion designer, Kate Speed, died at the age of 56 and police are investigating the incident, which appears to be suicide.
She was found dead at her home in New York, at Park Avenue in Manhattan.
Kate Speed was the president of the magazine "Madmuzael" for fashion, and was famous as a designer of clothes and shoes and ornaments, but the most famous production was her line of accessories.
She co-founded Kate Speed Handbags in 1993 with her husband Andy Speed.
Police said Speed had left a speech, but declined to discuss it.
Speed's family issued a statement demanding privacy while dealing with her death.
"We are deeply saddened by today's tragedy," the family said.