Tatjana Patitz, best known for her cameo in one of George Michael’s music videos, has passed away at the age of 56. one of the top supermodels in the 80’s and 90’s passed away recentlysaid her agents, who confirmed the sad news today.
Tatjana was in the 1990 music video for George Michael’s hit Freedom, along with Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington.
Anna Wintour, the editor of Fashion, said Tatjana, born in Hamburg, was “the European symbol of chic” when she paid tribute to her today. Vogue is the fashionista’s showpiece.
The late model’s agent at the Model CoOp in New York City told publications this morning that Tatyana had passed away “recently,” but the cause of death has not yet been made public.
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Anna Wintour, Vogue’s global editor, said in a tribute this morning: “Tatjana was always the European icon of cool, the way Romy Schneider and Monica Vitti meet.”
“She was much less known than her peers. She was more mysterious, more mature, and more difficult to approach, and that was part of her appeal. Tatjana has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire and modeled for Versace and Chanel.
Tatjana was in the video for Duran Duran’s Skin Trade and George Michael’s Freedom. In the latter, she and another model were dubbed the “supermodels of the 1990s.” In 1993, she played a murder victim in the Sean Connery film Rising Sun.
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Tatjana dated famous men like musician Seal, former James Bond Pierce Brosnan and singer Nick Kamen. In 2019 she walked the catwalk in Milan in an Etro dress. Her last Instagram post was in August when she showed off two photos of her dogs Matilda and Gabby, saying they were “the best.”
Tatjana was born in Hamberg and moved to Sweden with her family when she was 17. When she was 17, she entered a modeling competition in Stocholm and took third place in Sweden.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tatjana Patitz, an old friend of Peter’s.
We want to congratulate Tatyana’s kindness, inner beauty and extraordinary intelligence.
Our thoughts go out to her loved ones and especially to Jonah. She will be greatly missed. https://t.co/VGjAhLyC2C
— Peter Lindbergh Foundation (@peterlindbergh) January 11, 2023
Her prize was a trip to Paris and a temporary job. Fans of the beauty were saddened by the sad news, with one person on Twitter saying: “I can’t believe Tatjana Patitz is gone! One of the first supermodels. REST IN PEACE”
One person wrote: “Wow. An icon of beauty and fashion. RIP Tatjana Patitz.” A third person said: “Devastating news – will always remember her in George Michael’s Freedom video.”
Tatjana is remembered by her son Jonah Johnson, who she had with her ex-husband Jason Johnson… Follow us on Lee Daily for more news like this.