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October 1st, 2013 by betty | Model News
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Ph: Greg Vaughan

We at Models.com and the rest of the fashion industry were shocked and saddened to hear about the untimely death of Dmitriy Tanner. His work as a model was of the highest caliber but they were dwarfed by his contributions to his community as a loving son, husband, brother and to his country as a U.S Marine.

Jason Kanner, from his NY agency Soul Artist Management says: “Dmitriy was the first guy that we signed when I opened Soul. He was a gentle and sweet young man with impeccable manners. We will miss him and never forget him.”

Our deepest condolences to the Tanner family and all those who were touched by Dmitriy during his too brief time with us. The official family statement is below.

Family Statement: At 1:05am on Thursday 26 September 2013, Corporal Dmitriy N. Tanner was involved in a single rollover accident on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. He was ejected from the vehicle and was further air transported to be treated for his injuries. It is confirmed that there was no alcohol or drugs involved in this accident. Corporal Tanner passed away on Saturday 28 September 2013 at 6:50pm. He is survived by his wife Cherie M. Tanner, his brother James R. Tanner Jr, and parents Ray and Michaela Tanner.

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  1. bun says:

    That’s tragic. He’s such a beautiful boy. His beautiful life was too short.

  2. B says:

    Incredibly sad news. May he rest in peace, my sincere condoleances to his friends and family.

  3. Bettina Bati says:

    so sad. rip.

  4. Elza Luijendijk says:

    This is horrible!!

  5. Victoria Ward says:

    I’m heart broken for the family and friends. He will aways be beautiful. Xxxx

  6. elizabeth says:

    My prayers are with your family,May God bring peace and comfort to your heart

  7. Miha says:

    RIP Dmitriy Tanner

  8. Amanda says:

    he is such an amazing guy… :(


  9. someone says:

    this broke my heart. rip angel!

  10. TeeVanity says:

    Still seems unreal. What a beautiful guy, you guys at models helped making me become a supporter of his. He will truly be missed. His story while on Earth was beautiful. Incredible tribute Betty, thanks for sharing!

  11. ronald says:

    i have no idea why, but i feel so sad when i read this. RIP Dmitriy Tanner

  12. Matsu says:

    R.I.P </3

  13. laam says:

    he was too young to go forever, rest in peace Dmitriy Tanner God always beside you

  14. amby says:

    RIP Dmitriy :( Wish to see more of his amazing works, but God has another plan for him…

  15. Philip says:

    So sad.. My thought and prayers go out to your family and loved ones. RIP Dmitriy Tanner :(

  16. Sara says:

    I discovered this gorgeous man here on models.com. So stunningly handsome! So sad that someone so young and promising is gone. Life really isn’t fair. He was one of a kind. I’m really devastated about this…. rest peacefully Dmitriy and wishing strength to all his loved ones. ;-(

  17. Eamon says:

    Very sad. He will be missed.

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  19. Morgen says:

    Am so so sorry!

  20. hasan says:

    ohhh, it really miserable news..

  21. Lee says:

    So long Dmitriy, thank’s for sharing your beauty with us, I pray you’re in Paradise now.

  22. Risky Ramanda says:

    Too bad. He’s Versace’s favorite I think. My favorite too. Hope he rests in piece.

  23. tommy mac vegas says:

    this goofy ass graduated a year after me in High school. his nickname was Dema…he was a great football player and a better friend. Hoorah Marine! Wish we coulda had more time to hang

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