RIP: Dmitriy Tanner

Ph: Greg Vaughan

We at 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.

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

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

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

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

  5. 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!

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

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

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

  9. I discovered this gorgeous man here on 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. ;-(

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

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

  12. 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

  13. To everyone in the fashion, modeling, photography, management, and especially designers: Why hasn’t anyone stepped up to create a charitable organization to honor Dmitri tanner ????! ! ! Any funds raised could become scholarship’s for others in the war torn area’s of eastern Europe and/or others in your respective industry’s.

    This orphaned eastern European, saved/adopted and raised this fine young man as if he’d been born to them. he became such an American, that included in his brief life, was a successful model, and a US marine defending the very freedoms that allow you and i to thrive in our own lives.

    he was everything an American could possibly be.

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