Tatjana Patitz, a German-born supermodel and one of the most famous catwalkers of the 1990s, died at the age of 56 after a battle with metastatic breast cancer.
Patitz’s spokesperson confirmed the tragic news and cause of death to various publications, including Women’s Wear Daily and Vogue.
Patitz has walked the runway for numerous leading fashion houses, including Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, Alaa, and Helmut Lang. Her most recent catwalk debut was in 2019, when she walked the runway for Etro.
Patitz rose to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s as one of the original supermodels.
According to Elite, Patitz has appeared on more than 130 magazine covers in her life. She was just one of many supermodels on Vogue’s 100th-anniversary cover in 1992.
She also gained a name for herself as a music video star, most notably in George Michael’s “Freedom ’90” music video in 1990, starring Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, and Christy Turlington.
She also appeared in Duran Duran’s “Skin Trade” music video and Nick Kamen’s “Tell Me” music video. Patitz appears in the Korn music video for “Make Me Bad” in 2000.
Tatjana Patitz Cause Of Death
How did Tatjana Patitz die? Tatjana Patitz Cause Of Death is said to be breast cancer. She died the age of 56 after a battle with metastatic breast cancer. Jonah, her 19-year-old son, survives her.
“Tatjana was always the European symbol of chic, like Romy Schneider-meets-Monica Vitti,” the fashion bible’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, wrote in a Vogue-published obituary.
“She was far less visible than her peers — more mysterious, more grown-up, more unattainable — and that had its own appeal.”