Jonah Patiz is the only son of model Tatjana Patitz who died aged 56 on Wednesday, January 11. Patitz’s death was confirmed by Vogue – the platform where she received her first modeling break.

The outlet said that the model died at her home in Santa Barbara, California. However, the cause of her death was not immediately made public by Vogue. 

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Considered one of the first supermodels, she was an icon in the world of fashion. She appeared in George Michael’s Freedom 90 music video alongside Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Naomi Campbell.

Who is Jonah Patitz?

Jonah Patiz, 19, is the son of Tatjana Patiz and Jason Johnson- Patiz’s ex-husband to whom she was married from 2003 to 2009. Information about Jonah is not available on the internet except for the fact that he was born in 2004. 

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Since his childhood, Jonah Patiz has appeared alongside her mother in various photoshoots and commercials. Her obituary published on Yahoo News says that Jonah followed in her mother’s footsteps and pursued a career in modeling.

However, he is yet to receive his big break as a fashion model away from his mother’s shadow.

In an interview published in 2022, Tatjana Patitz described Noah as her “source of happiness.”

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In October 2022, Patitz appeared on the red carpet with Jonah at the Tribute to Bambi, in Berlin Germany. Incidentally, that was also the supermodel’s last red carpet-appearance. 

Photographer Peter Lindbergh, with whom Patitz had a 30-year-long collaboration, worked with Jonah and Patitz in a 2019 shoot for Vogue. It was also the last time they did a shoot together.