The daughter of New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch has died. According to a statement from her family, 36-year-old Hilary Tisch was battling depression, Deadline reported. Though the family did not share a cause of death, TMZ reported that Hilary Tisch died August 10 in the hospital after a weekend suicide attempt.
“Hilary was a kind, caring and beautiful person,” her father said in a statement according to PEOPLE. “Her mother, sisters, brothers and I are devastated by her passing. It leaves a hole in our hearts and our lives. She, like so many others, bravely fought the disease of depression for as long as she could. We love and will miss her dearly. Our family is utterly heartbroken and is mourning its tragic loss. We ask for privacy during this very difficult time.”
Tisch Was a Jewelry Designer
Tisch was the founding partner and creative consultant of the Los Angeles fashion brand DÔEN. She co-founded the company with sisters Margaret and Katherine Kleveland in 2015 according to the website. She also worked as a jewelry designer and gemologist.
“I currently live between Los Angeles and Aspen with my dog Pearl,” her biography reads on the brand’s website. “My first real love is antique jewelry and also I do work as a gemologist. My other passion is discovering and collecting vintage furniture, objects and beautiful clothing both old and new.”
Dôen gave their condolences and shared a touching message on their Instagram:
It was Hilary who planted the seed for the possibility of creating a company — our company. In 2012, KK hit an emotional low after returning from parental leave to a work situation that didn’t offer the flexibility she needed as a new mother. When discussing these fears with Hilary, Hilary suggested that we start our own thing — and offered unwavering support and trust, birthing confidence, optimism, and a hopeful excitement to move forward. Three years later, when the moment felt right, Hilary was by our side with all our founding partners as we launched Dôen. She helped come up with the name ‘Dôen’ and in 2015 went on the first trip to India with KK (pictured above). She continued to be there as the company grew — adding her support and creativity, like sourcing the most special antique lockets for our Brentwood Shop. Hilary was an incredibly special presence in our lives and the life of the company. We will miss her dearly. If you can, please take a moment to honor her memory and send her and her family love, light and peace.
According to Facebook, she attended New York University and lived in Los Angeles.
New York Giants co-owner John Mara issued a statement on the team’s website offering their condolences to the Tisch family.
“On behalf of the Mara family and the rest of the Giants organization, I want to express our deepest sympathy to Steve and his family. Our hearts are heavy for their loss of Hilary. We pray for their peace and comfort.”
Tisch is survived by her parents, Steve and Patsy, and her siblings Will, Elizabeth, Holden and Zachary.
Tisch Was an Avid Volunteer
Tisch often volunteered with Operation Smile, according to the Daily Mail. Operation Smile is a nonprofit that aims to provide “life-saving reconstructive cleft surgeries and increase our overall surgical safety, quality and capacity worldwide,” according to their website.
“Operation Smile is about families. It’s really a wonderful, breathtaking moment,” Steve Tisch said in a statement about the New York Giants’ work with the organization. “I’m so thrilled that my kids and I can be part of this unbelievable mission.”