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Stella Tennant, famed model from Britain died at the age of 50

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Stella Tennant backstage before runway at the Oxfam Fashion Fighting Poverty Catwalk Show at Ambika P3 on February 18, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ki Price/WireImage)

Reportedly, Stella Tennant who is a renowned and famed supermodel died at the age of 50. It was one of the shocking and sudden deaths that were revealed by her family as it was only five days back that she had her 50th birthday.

Stella Tennant died at the age of 50

Stella’s family released a statement regarding her death and said that they are announcing the sudden death of Stella Tennant on December 22, 2020, with great sadness. She was not only an inspiration but also a wonderful woman and will also be missed greatly. The statement continued that their privacy is asked to be respected by her family. The announcement for memorial service arrangements will take place at a later date.

There are no revelations about an official cause of death. But, her death does not have any surrounding suspicious circumstances as said by the authorities. A spokesperson for the police said that it was on December 22, Tuesday when the officers were called in Duns to an address after the sudden death of a woman of a 50-year-old. They added that awareness has been made to her next of kin. Submission of a report will take place to the procurator fiscal but there are no suspicious circumstances.

Tribute to Stella Tennant by the fashion world

The sudden death of Tennant has been mourning by models and designers. An Instagram commented given Marc Jacobs has called her passing as sad. A tribute to the British fashion icon was released by Versace on Twitter and stated that the death of Stella Tennant is mourned by Versace. For many years Stella was the muse of Gianni Versace and also a family friend. Stella will be missed forever and prayed for her peaceful resting.

British Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful shared in an Instagram post his condolences along with a photo of the model on the magazine cover of December 2018. He wrote that” R.I.P kind and wonderful Stella. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.”

Stella Tennant was the 1990s top supermodel

It was in the early ’90s when Tennant stepped into the world of fashion. She helped in pushing of the beauty and androgynous style onto global runways with the pixie cut as her distinctive style. She modelled for Vogue in various fashion spreads and walked for several high-profile shows. She and Naomi Campbell emerged as the top supermodel of the 90s. Gradually, famous designers increasingly cited Tennant as their muse and found her solid footing. In 1996, the face of the Chanel was named as Tennant by Karl Lagerfeld. She resembled Coco Chanel and hence he chooses Tennant as the face. 

In 2012, the British fashion industry was represented by Tennant along with the late designer during the closing ceremony of the London Summer Olympics. She was inducted into the Fashion Awards Hall of Fame of Scottish of that same year. In 1998, she retired from modelling for a brief period for giving birth to her first child. Later on, she returned back to the field.