Model dies days after 50th birthday

Stella Tennant arrives at The Fashion Awards 2019 held at Royal Albert Hall
Stella Tennant arrives at The Fashion Awards 2019 held at Royal Albert Hall

British model Stella Tennant has died at the age of 50, her family have said.

The Scot made her name in the early 1990s on catwalks for designers like Karl Lagerfeld and Versace, and on the covers Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

Her family said: “Stella was a wonderful woman and an inspiration to us all. She will be greatly missed.”

They said her death was “sudden”, and police said there were “no suspicious circumstances”. Her death came five days after her 50th birthday.

The family statement said: “It is with great sadness we announce the sudden death of Stella Tennant on 22nd December 2020…

“Her family ask for their privacy to be respected. Arrangements for a memorial service will be announced at a later date.”

Runway show for Chanel's Spring 1994 RTW collection, designed by Karl Lagerfeld
Tennant made her name in the 1990s, when she was in her
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