Daily US Times: Legendary British model Stella Tennant has died at the age of 50, her family has confirmed.
She made her name in the early 1990s on catwalks for designers like Karl Lagerfeld and Versace and on the covers Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.
“Stella was a wonderful woman and an inspiration to us all. She will be greatly missed,” her family said.
The family said her death was “sudden”, and police said there were “no suspicious circumstances”. She died just five days after her 50th birthday.
“It is with great sadness we announce the sudden death of Stella Tennant on 22nd December 2020…,” the family statement said:
Stella Tennant shot to fame after being photographed for British Vogue in 1993, at the age of 22, and went on to work with designers and fashion houses including Calvin Klein, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen and Burberry.
Versace paid tribute to Tennant in a post on Twitter, saying she was “Gianni Versace’s muse for many years and friend of the family”.
Tennant was known for her aristocratic heritage and androgynous sultry looks and being the granddaughter of the 11th Duke of Devonshire, Andrew Cavendish, and Deborah Mitford.
She also starred in the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games alongside fellow British models like Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss.
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