06/06/2018 11:58 EDT | Updated 06/08/2018 13:38 EDT

David Spade Mourns Sister-In-Law Kate Spade's Death With Touching Photos

"She could make me laugh so hard."

David Spade expressed grief over the death of sister-in-law Kate Spade in pictures.

The actor and comedian posted a photo Tuesday of the two smiling at each other during a family Christmas visit, writing: "We had so much fun that day. She was so sharp and quick on her feet. She could make me laugh so hard."

The fashion designer, who was married to the "Saturday Night Live" alum's brother Andy, died in an apparent suicide at age 55 earlier in the day.

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On Twitter, Spade shared a photo of his sister-in-law at his book-signing. He praised her beauty and sense of humor, and repeated the advice from his Instagram photo. "It's a rough world out there people," he wrote. "Try to hang on."

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David Spade, Kate Spade and Andy Spade attend the American Fashion Awards in 2000.

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