Tatjana Patitz has died.
Supermodel Tatjana Patitz is dead. The German died on Wednesday at the age of 56 in the US state of California, her model agency in New York told the German Press Agency. The cause of death is not known.
Star photographer Peter Lindbergh (1944-2019) discovered her at the age of 17. She became known through a Levi campaign and her appearance in the music video for George Michael’s (1963-2016) song «Freedom! ’90». She is one of the most famous models of the 80s and 90s. Together with Cindy Crawford (56), Claudia Schiffer (52), Naomi Campbell (52) and Linda Evangelista (57), she was known as the so-called “supermodel”. “Tatjana was always the European symbol of chic – like Romy Schneider-meets-Monica Vitti,” Vogue boss Anna Wintour (73) was quoted as saying in an article in the magazine on Wednesday. “She was a lot less visible than her peers — more mysterious, more mature, more aloof — and that had its own appeal.”
Tatjana Patitz dated Pierce Brosnan
Tatjana Patitz was with the actors Pierce Brosnan (69), Johnny Depp (59), Richard Gere (73) and the singer Seal (59), among others. In 2003 she said yes to American businessman Jason Johnson. Together they have son Jonah (19). The couple separated six years after the wedding.
Patitz was born in Hamburg. However, she grew up in Sweden. She later lived in Paris before moving to Los Angeles. In addition to her career on the catwalk, she also worked as an actress. (bsn)