Confirmed the intention of Tatjana Patitz to die at the age of 56 using Agent

Tatjana Patitz, whose death at age 56 was announced via fashion on January 11, has died of breast cancer, her agent, Corinne Nicolas

"She survived using hers her son, her sister and hers her parents hers. We are all devastated by her passing of hers," Nicolás shared

in a statement with People. She “she became a compassionate soul, a kind and benefactor at heart and an avid advocate for animal rights

One of the bona fide "supermodels" alongside Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, Patitz had a huge impact

including being part of some of the most important. iconic magazine covers and movie songs from the era before stepping back to lead a quieter lifestyle dedicated to animals

The iconic German supermodel rose to fame in the late 1980s after working with well-known photographer Peter Lindbergh. However

she became the enduring black and white British fashion cover of January 1990, which certainly put her on the map.

After the quilt shoot, in which she starred with Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista

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