List of models who died during their careers in the 21st century

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This is a list of people with a notable career as models (e.g., fashion models, glamour models, or beauty queens) who have died in the 21st century during their respective careers at an age when they could still have been active.

Female models[edit]

2000s[edit]

Name Origin Genre Year Age Cause Ref
Elisa Bridges  United States Glamour 2002 28 Drug overdose [1]
Nafisa Joseph  India Beauty 2004 25 Suicide [2]
Sally Anne Bowman  United Kingdom Fashion 2005 18 Murder [3]
Heather Bratton  United States Fashion 2006 19 Road accident [4]
Ana Carolina Reston  Brazil Fashion 2006 21 Anorexia nervosa [5]
Luisel Ramos  Uruguay Fashion 2006 22 Anorexia nervosa [5]
Audrey Lindvall  United States Fashion 2006 23 Road accident [6]
Kuljeet Randhawa  India Fashion 2006 30 Suicide [7]
Eliana Ramos  Uruguay Fashion 2007 18 Anorexia nervosa [8]
Katy French  Ireland Glamour 2007 24 Drug overdose [9]
Hila Elmalich  Israel Fashion 2007 33 Anorexia nervosa [10]
Anna Nicole Smith  United States Glamour 2007 39 Drug overdose [11]
Ruslana Korshunova  Kazakhstan Fashion 2008 20 Suicide [12]
Erin Spanevello  Canada Fashion 2008 21 Drug overdose [13]
Scarlet Garcia  Philippines Glamour 2008 23 Murder [14]
Hayley Marie Kohle  Canada Fashion 2008 26 Suicide [15]
Anna Loginova  Russia Fashion 2008 29 Carjacking [16]
Heather Stohler  United States Fashion 2008 28 Fire [17]
Katoucha Niane  Guinea Fashion 2008 47 Drowning [18]
Mariana Bridi Costa  Brazil Beauty 2009 20 Septicemia [19]
Daul Kim  South Korea Fashion 2009 20 Suicide [20]
Tiffany Simelane  Swaziland Beauty 2009 21 Suicide [21]
Sumire  Japan Fashion 2009 21 Brain hemorrhage [22]
Woo Seung-yeon  South Korea Fashion 2009 25 Suicide [23]
Lucy Gordon  United Kingdom Fashion 2009 28 Suicide [24]
Liliana Lozano  Colombia Beauty 2009 30 Murder [25]

2010s[edit]

Name Origin Genre Year Age Cause Ref
Marie Gessinger  Austria Fashion 2010 17 Car accident [26]
Melody Gersbach  Philippines Beauty 2010 24 Car accident [27]
Isabelle Caro  France Fashion 2010 28 Anorexia nervosa [28]
Lina Marulanda  Colombia Fashion 2010 29 Suicide [29]
Viveka Babajee  Mauritius Fashion 2010 37 Suicide [30]
Jeniffer Viturino  Brazil Fashion 2011 17 Suicide [31]
Michelle Monkhouse  Canada Fashion 2011 19 Road accident [32]
Yu-ri Kim  South Korea Fashion 2011 21 Suicide [33]
Miyu Uehara  Japan Glamour 2011 24 Suicide [34]
Eva Ekvall  Venezuela Beauty 2011 28 Breast Cancer [35]
Cibele Dorsa  Brazil Glamour 2011 36 Suicide [36]
Mia Amber Davis  United States Fashion 2011 36 Blood clot [37]
Karol Castillo  Perú Beauty 2013 23 Heart arrest [38]
Jiah Khan  India Fashion 2013 25 Suicide [39]
Anna Litvinova  Russia Beauty 2013 29 Cancer [40]
Reeva Steenkamp  South Africa Fashion 2013 29 Culpable homicide [41]
Gia Allemand  United States Glamour 2013 29 Suicide [42]
Maria Jose Alvarado  Honduras Beauty 2014 19 Murder [43]
Génesis Carmona  Venezuela Beauty 2014 22 Murder [44]
Peaches Geldof  United Kingdom Fashion 2014 25 Drug overdose [45]
Helena Belmonte  Philippines Fashion 2014 28 Suicide [46]
Monica Spear  Venezuela Beauty 2014 29 Murder [47]
Cassandra Lynn Hensley  United States Glamour 2014 34 Drug overdose [48]

Male models[edit]

Name Origin Year Age Cause Ref
Brian Bianchini  United States 2004 25 Suicide [49]
Randy Johnston  United States 2008 20 Drug overdose [50]
Filip Kapisoda  Montenegro 2010 22 Suicide [51]
Tom Nicon  France 2010 22 Suicide [52]
Ambrose Olsen  United States 2010 24 Suicide [53]
Charles Devoe  United States 2010 28 Surfing accident [54]
Eric Zentner  United States 2011 30 Road accident [55]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anna Nicole Smith Wasn't First Playboy Pinup to Die Tragically", February 13, 2007, Fox News
  2. ^ "Former Miss India Nafisa Joseph commits suicide", July 31, 2004, Chinadaily
  3. ^ "Sally Anne Bowman: Aspiring model", 22 February 2008, The Telegraph
  4. ^ "Model, 19, Killed In Turnpike Crash", July 30, 2006, CBS News
  5. ^ a b "Tomato diet model dies of anorexia", November 17, 2006, Telegraph
  6. ^ "Model Tragedy", August 4, 2006, Daily Front Row
  7. ^ "4 hrs after chat with sister, actress ends life", February 10, 2006, Express India
  8. ^ "Second model sister dies of 'malnutrition'", February 14, 2007, Sydney Morning Herald
  9. ^ "Irish Drug Cops Join Katy French Inquiry", February 27, 2008, Sky News
  10. ^ "Did Model Die From Pressure to Be Thin?", November 19, 2007, ABC News
  11. ^ "Smith died from accidental drug overdose", March 26, 2007, Yahoo! News
  12. ^ "Ruslana Korshunova plunges to her death in New York", June 29, 2008, Telegraph
  13. ^ "Erin's Story", April 14, 2010, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and "Erin Spanevello", Fashion Model Directory (Death year)
  14. ^ "Men’s mag model, three others slain in Olongapo", March 13, 2008, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  15. ^ "Manitoba model’s family grapples with alleged suicide in Italy", October 18, 2008, Canada.com
  16. ^ "Killing of glamour model-bodyguard stuns Moscow", 1 February 2008, CNN
  17. ^ "Heather Stohler a former Calvin Klein model has died in a fire"[dead link], May 14, 2008 In Entertainment
  18. ^ "Supermodel Katoucha Niane found dead", 29 February 2008, Telegraph
  19. ^ "Brazil model dies from infection", January 24, 2009, BBC
  20. ^ "Suicide model Daul Kim wrote blog about pressure of catwalk", November 21, 2009, Times
  21. ^ "Former Miss SD Commits Suicide"[dead link], 19 August 2009, Weekend Observer (cause) and "Tribute to Ex-Miss SD Tiffany Simelane"[dead link], 22 August 2009, Weekend Observer (age)
  22. ^ "Koakuma Ageha model Sumire dies at 21", June 13, 2009, Tokyograph
  23. ^ "Starlet Found Dead in Apparent Suicide", April 29, 2009, The Chosun Ilbo
  24. ^ "Spider-Man actress Lucy Gordon left two suicide notes before hanging herself in Paris flat", May 21, 2009, Daily Mail
  25. ^ "Brother and girlfriend of slain drugs baron Vargas are shot dead", 14 January 2009, The Times
  26. ^ "Österreichisches Model stirbt bei Autounfall", 4 March 2010, Bild.de (German) and "Marie-Christine Gessinger", Fashion Model Directory
  27. ^ "Bb. Pilipinas Int'l 2009 Melody Gersbach Dies in Car Accident"
  28. ^ "Anorexic model who appeared in shock fashion campaign dies at 28", 30 December 2010, The Daily Mail
  29. ^ "Colombian Model Dies in Fall from Apartment Balcony", April 22, 2010, Latin American Herald Tribune
  30. ^ "Supermodel-actress Viveka Babajee hangs self in India"[dead link], June 26, 2010, Manila Bulletin Publishing
  31. ^ "Modelo morre na Expo: a chave do mistério", 12 April 2011, TVI 24 (Portuguese)
  32. ^ "Michelle Monkhouse", 27 June 2011, The Globe and Mail
  33. ^ "Young Fashion Model Found Dead in Apparent Suicide", April 21, 2011, The Chosun Ilbo
  34. ^ "'Talent' Miyu Uehara dead after apparently hanging herself at home", May 12, 2011, Japan Today
  35. ^ "A los 28 años, murió la ex Miss Venezuela Eva Ekvall", 18 December 2011, Perfil (Spanish)
  36. ^ "Model leaps to her death over anguish about children as Onassis curse strikes again", 3 April 2011, The Daily Mail
  37. ^ "Mia Amber Davis Road Trip actress dies suddenly at 36", May 11, 2011, Daily Mail
  38. ^ "Murió Miss Perú Universo 2008 Karol Castillo | El Comercio Perú", 11 April 2013, "El Comercio Perú"
  39. ^ [], 03 June 2013, Foxcrawl
  40. ^ "Anna Litvinova dead at 29. Miss Russia 2006 died from cancer in German hospital", 25 January 2013, Foxcrawl
  41. ^ "A Trial Concludes, but for South Africans, the Debate May Be Just Starting", 12 September 2014, The New York Times
  42. ^ Gia Allemand dead at 29: Former 'Bachelor' contestant dies in suicide by hanging, August 14, 2013, New York Daily News
  43. ^ [1], 19 November 2014, BBC News
  44. ^ Fallece Miss Turismo Carabobo 2013 Genesis Carmona", 19 February 2014, Radiofonik
  45. ^ [2], 7 April 2014, dailymail.co.uk
  46. ^ ", 20 March 2014, INQUIRER.net
  47. ^ "Monica Spear Dead: Former Miss Venezuela And Husband Shot In Attempted Robbery", 7 January 2014, International Business Times
  48. ^ "Former Playboy model Cassandra Lynn Hensley dead", 26 January 2014, Daijiworld News
  49. ^ "'Depressed and lonely' model is found hanged", 21 November 2009, The Independent
  50. ^ "Ford Model Randy Johnston Passes Away", 14 October 2008, New York Magazine and "Former Dior Homme Model Randy Johnston Passes Away" (http://www.fashionologie.com/Former-Dior-Homme-Model-Randy-Johnston-Passes-Away-2365826), 14 October 2008, Fashionologie and "Suicidal Models Are Fashion’s Worst Trend", 13 May 2010 Jezebel (cause)
  51. ^ "Serbian celebrity couple found dead", March 16, 2010, Earth Times
  52. ^ "Burberry model commits suicide"[dead link], June 22, 2010, NDTV
  53. ^ "AMBROSE OLSEN DEAD: Male Model Dies At Age 24", 23 March 2011, The Huffington Post
  54. ^ "Dolce & Gabbana model, 28, dies after spending four weeks in a coma following surfing accident", 22 December 2010, Daily Mail
  55. ^ "Eric Zentner Dead: Versace Model Killed In Hit-And-Run", 1 April 2011, The Huffington Post