Tatjana Patitz died of it at the age of only 56

The supermodel's death shook the fashion world on Wednesday. Now her agent has announced what Tatjana Patitz died of.

Star photographer Peter Lindbergh made her world famous in the early 1990s. As a supermodel, Tatjana Patitz shaped an entire fashion era with colleagues such as Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Cindy Crawford. / Tatjana Patitz died

Born in Hamburg, she has graced the covers of numerous magazines, walked the catwalk for the greatest designers and starred in the legendary music video for George Michael’s hit “Freedom”.

Now the fashion world mourns Tatjana Patitz: On January 11th it became known that she died at the age of only 56. Your agency in New York confirmed the message from the German Press Agency. Details of the circumstances of death were not initially known.

After various media speculated that the model was ill, her agent confirmed to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”: Tatjana Patitz had breast cancer and died as a result. It is unclear when she received the diagnosis. The 56-year-old didn’t show anything in public. She neither discussed the disease on her social media channels nor spoke about it in her recent interviews.

Recently, Tatjana Patitz was even more present than in a long time. She stood in front of the camera for a major advertising campaign for the Comma fashion brand, appeared at the “Tribute to Bambi” gala in Berlin in October and was still on the ARD show “Who knows something?” eight weeks ago. to see. You can read here why her last appearance on the red carpet was a very special one.

The news of death was all the more shocking for many in their environment, such as Wolfhard Münter from the Mega Models agency. He accompanied the 56-year-old on her most recent appointments in Germany. “Tatjana was happy and looked gigantic, she didn’t show anything, I’m shocked,” he told the “Bild”.

Tatjana Patitz was born in Hamburg on March 25, 1966 to an Estonian mother and a German father and grew up in Sweden. In the early 1980s, she took part in a beauty pageant and won third place. But it still took some time before her career got going – it was above all the pictures by star photographer Lindbergh that helped her get her big breakthrough.

The model was married to American businessman Jason Johnson until 2009, and they have a son, Jonah. Tatjana Patitz lived with him for a long time on a ranch in Malibu near Los Angeles and most recently in Santa Barbara, California.


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