Tatjana Patitz, best known for her cameo in one of George Michael’s music videos, has died at age of 56, her agents confirmed on Wednesday. She appeared on dozens of fashion magazine covers in her 40-year career and was one of the top supermodels of the 1980s and 1990s. However, the cause of death was not revealed.
Patitz started her career modeling career at 17 when he placed third in a contest in Stockholm in 1983. She worked for various magazines including Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue. She walked for international fashion shows. She appeared in several music videos of artists such as George Michael, Korn, and Duran Duran. She is also known for her role in the thriller film Restraining Order.
According to Vogue, she was a favorite of fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, who highlighted her natural beauty in his famous 1988 photo, White Shirts: Six Supermodels, Malibu, and for British Vogue’s 1990 cover – leading Michael to cast the group in his lip-syncing video.
The German model was currently single. According to CelebsCouples, she had at least four relationships previously. She always kept her personal and dating life private. Patitz has been in a relationship with British musician Seal for six years. The couple attended various festivals and events together. After a long-term relationship, they separated in 2003. There were rumors that she was dating Pierce Brosnan in 1993, Jhonny Depp in 1994, and Nick Kamen.
Patitz is survived by her son Jonah Johnson. The star was married to Jonah’s father Jason Johnson from 2003 to 2006. In a 2019 interview, she described her son John as her source of happiness, after appearing in a Tina Barney portfolio.
Her last Instagram post was from August, when she posted pictures of her dogs Matilda and Gabby, calling them “the best”.