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Tatjana Patitz, supermodel who starred in George Michael video, dies at 56

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Supermodel Tatjana Patitz has died aged 56.

Vogue magazine announced Patitz’s death on Wednesday. Corinne Nicolas, her agent, confirmed that it was breast cancer.

“She is survived by her son, her sister and her parents. We are all devastated by his passing,” Nicolas said in a statement to People magazine. She hailed Patitz as a “compassionate, kind and generous-hearted soul and a strong advocate for animal rights”.

On Instagram, fellow model Helena Christensen paid tribute to her “beautiful angel” Patitz, calling her “an upside-down divine spirit” and remembering her as “always graceful and calm with those wonderful smiling eyes”.

Patitz was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1966 and grew up in Sweden.

Her modeling career took off in 1988 and saw her work with Chanel, Donna Karan, Vivienne Westwood among other top fashion brands.

She was also an ambassador for the American Wild Horse Sanctuary.

In 1990, pop star George Michael cast her alongside fellow models Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista in the music video for “Freedom! ’90. She has a son, Jonah, born in 2004.

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