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.

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 Cardiac 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]
Mirjana Puhar  Serbia Fashion 2015 19 Murder [49]

Male models[edit]

Name Origin Year Age Cause Ref
Brian Bianchini  United States 2004 25 Suicide [50]
Randy Johnston  United States 2008 20 Drug overdose [51]
Filip Kapisoda  Montenegro 2010 22 Suicide [52]
Tom Nicon  France 2010 22 Suicide [53]
Ambrose Olsen  United States 2010 24 Suicide [54]
Charles Devoe  United States 2010 28 Surfing accident [55]
Eric Zentner  United States 2011 30 Road accident [56]

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", June 26, 2010, NDTV
  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. ^ [3], 24 February 2015, The Telegraph
  50. ^ "'Depressed and lonely' model is found hanged", 21 November 2009, The Independent
  51. ^ "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)
  52. ^ "Serbian celebrity couple found dead", March 16, 2010, Earth Times
  53. ^ "Burberry model commits suicide"[dead link], June 22, 2010, NDTV
  54. ^ "AMBROSE OLSEN DEAD: Male Model Dies At Age 24", 23 March 2011, The Huffington Post
  55. ^ "Dolce & Gabbana model, 28, dies after spending four weeks in a coma following surfing accident", 22 December 2010, Daily Mail
  56. ^ "Eric Zentner Dead: Versace Model Killed In Hit-And-Run", 1 April 2011, The Huffington Post