Tatjana Patitz, supermodel who starred in Korn’s ‘Make Me Bad’ video, dead at 56

Tatjana Patitz, a German supermodel who rose to prominence during the 1980s and 90s, has died at the age of 56. In addition to modeling, she appeared in several music videos, including Cereal‘Make Me Bad’ from their 1999 album Problems.

A representative on behalf of Patitz told Vogue that Patitz died of metastatic breast cancer yesterday (January 11). The magazine referred to her as one of the “original supermodels”, having appeared on runways and notable publications such as Ella and Harper’s Bazaarin addition to Vogue.

The first music video Patitz appeared in was Duran Duran‘s song “Skin Trade” from 1987, and the following year she was cast in Nick Kamen’s video for “Tell Me”. She and four other supermodels were invited to appear in George Michael’s “Freedom ’90” video after the artist watched them VogueJanuary 1990 issue of supermodels.

Then, in 2000, she appeared as one of the main roles in the video for Korn’s “Make Me Bad”, portraying a kind of research assistant in a laboratory who ran experiments on members of the band. According to imdbit is one of the most expensive videos the rockers have ever made.

“It was a wild-ass video, ‘Make Me Bad,’ directed by Martin Weisz.” Jonathan Davis said in an interview.

“It’s just sci-fi, man,” Munky added.

Watch the music video below.

“Such terribly sad news about Tatjana Patitz, she was without a doubt one of the biggest models of her time and a really lovely person. We chose her to star in our video for the song ‘Skin Trade’ in 1987 because of her extraordinary face, grace, personality and humor. She effortlessly delivered all that and more. Our thoughts are with her family and friends,” Duran Duran wrote in a tweet following the news of Patitz’s death.

We send our condolences to Patitz’s loved ones. Rest in peace.

Korn – ‘Make Me Bad’ Video

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