Tatjana Patitz dead at 56

 A Vogue model Tatjana Patitz who appeared on Many fashion magazine covers in her Fourty-year career after skyrocketing to fame in the ’80s and ’90s, has died at the age of 56.

Tatjana Patitz Death Reason

Until now the Tatjana Patitz Cause of death has not been revealed, Vogue confirmed that the model "Tatjana Patitz" died recently.

The iconic supermodel was well known and famous for her work in Vogue and also starred in George Michael’s “Freedom! ’90” music video alongside fellow models Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista.

"Patitz", who was raised in the Country of Sweden by His German father and her Estonian mother, she launched her modeling career at Seventeen when Patitz placed 3rd in a contest in Stockholm in 1983. The prize was a trip to Paris with a short-time modeling contract — and the rest is history.

“Tatjana was always the European symbol of chic, like Romy Schneider-meets-Monica Vitti,” wrote Anna Wintour, the chief content officer of Condé Nast and global editorial director of Vogue, in remembrance of the cover star.

"Tatjana Patitz" first took up an interest in modeling when she was just 17, landing in third place in a Swedish competition. #Tatjana_Patitz_Dead 

She rose to supermodel status in the ’80s and ’90s as the era of ultrafamous supermodels reached its peak

Originally raised in Sweden, Patitz found solace in California’s natural beauty, she told the Guardian in 2009.

“Than her peers Tatjana Patitz was far less visible — She was more mysterious, but more grown-up,  more unattainable model — and that had its own appeal,” Wintour continued.

The Post has reached out to Patitz’s agency for comment.

However Tatjana Patitz was without work for a year following her stint in Paris, she soon became a force in the World of modeling, according to Vogue. Coupled with her background in Good acting, her “special” looks took her a long way.

“People always said that I looked special; that I didn’t look like anyone else,” she told Vogue in a 1988 profile titled “Tatjana: Million Dollar Beauty.” “And I was going to make it because of that.”

She made many on-screen appearances, that Includes the music videos for Duran Duran and Korn as well as films and brief television guest spots. 

Tatjana Patitz worked with some of the most prolific

photographers in the industry, including Peter Lindbergh whose January 1990 British Vogue cover shoot of Crawford, Patitz, Evangelista, Turlington and Naomi Campbell served as the “birth certificate” of the supermodel era.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tatjana Patitz, a long-time friend of Peter’s,” the Peter Lindbergh Foundation tweeted Wednesday. “We would like to salute Tatjana’s kindness, inner beauty and outstanding intelligence. Our thoughts go to her loved ones and particularly [her son] Jonah. She will be immensely missed.”

“People always said that I looked special; that I didn’t look like anyone else,” she said in a previous interview

Described by the fashion magazine as “the quietest and perhaps the most intense of the original supermodels,” Patitz didn’t flock to New York or Paris like the other aspiring models. Instead, she found solace in the nature of California, and vowed to never sell her soul to the business. 
“There were glamorous moments, but it was exhausting,” she told the Guardian in a 2009 year interview. “The low points were having to travel a lot and being exhausted and drained off. I always thought that [fashion and modeling] wasn’t who I was; it was what I did. It didn’t define me. Living out here and coming back to this place was like a sigh of relief in a sense.”
She appeared alongside Crawford and Evangelista in Michael’s “Freedom! ’90” music video.
“There were glamorous moments, but it was exhausting,” the model previously said of her career in the industry.

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