Tatjana Patitz, a Star in the Supermodel Era, Dies at 56

With a few others, she epitomized glamour in the late 1980s and early ’90s — on the runway, in magazines and even in a much-viewed music video.

Tatjana Patitz, one of the supermodels who were omnipresent on fashion runways, magazine covers and television commercials in the late 1980s and ’90s, died on Wednesday. She was 56.

Her New York agent, Corinne Nicolas of Model CoOp, announced the death on Facebook. Ms. Nicolas’s post did not state when or where Ms. Patitz died, but she told the website Insider that the cause was cancer.

Ms. Patitz (pronounced pah-TEETZ) was a teenager in the early 1980s when she started on the path that eventually

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