June 25, 1987
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
|Died||July 22, 2006
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
|Cause of death||Car accident|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
Bratton experienced quick success as a model, with photographer Steven Meisel featuring her on the February and May 2006 covers of Vogue Italia. She appeared during the summer of 2006 in shows in Milan and Paris, modeling for Prada, Gucci, Burberry and Chanel. Heather was the oldest of five siblings in her blended family, her nickname was "Sissy" because she also had a younger sister named Heather.
Bratton was killed in a car crash that then resulted in a fire on July 22, 2006, on the New Jersey Turnpike, near exit 14 in Newark. She was on her way home after a shoot for W by photographer Craig McDean in which she was to be featured with model Coco Rocha. Bratton was buried in her home state of South Carolina. She is buried at the North Hamton Baptist Church cemetery. The September 2006 issue of Vogue Paris is dedicated to her memory.
- "Heather Bratton", Fashion Model Directory.
- "Model, 19, Killed In Turnpike Crash", July 30, 2006, CBS News.
- "N.J. Turnpike Authority paid nearly $1M to settle 7 lawsuits, including one involving model that was killed". NJ.com. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
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