Donatella pays tribute to model Tom Nicon

22 June 2010

Tom on the Burberry Catwalk

Donatella Versace has paid tribute to 22 year old French model Tom Nicon, who was reported to have committed suicide in Milan this weekend during Men’s Fashion Week. Nicon is currently the one of the faces of Burberry, and was a regular on the catwalks of Versace, YSL, Hugo Boss, and Louis Vuitton.

Nicon is understood to have been suffering from depression after a recent break up with his Italian girlfriend. Reports suggest he fell four floors from an apartment window.

Donatella Versace, who was with him earlier, said  "He was with us on Friday morning for a final fitting. He seemed fine and calm. He had already done three or four shows with us and he was a sweet boy. We just can't understand why he did what he did. We would never have thought he would do something like this. When we heard the news we were all so upset and we still are all so very sad."
Nicon’s death follows a spate of recent suicide attempts by models. Last month, Noemi Lenoir, best known for her appearances in Marks and Spencer’s tv and print campaigns, was reported to have attempted to take her own life.

Tom Nicon’s agency, D’Management, also posted a tribute to the model on its website. "A Tribute to Tom Nicon: A friend to all of us. Always so special, always so brilliant and such a great model and human being."


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