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Annabel Tollman, Celebrity Stylist, Dies at 36

06/07/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

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The fashion world has suffered a great loss: Celebrity stylist Annabel Tollman passed away suddenly at the age of 36, the New York Daily News reports. She was found dead, apparently of natural causes, in her New York City apartment on Thursday.

Tollman’s clients included Scarlett Johansson, Shakira, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Some of her greatest styling moments were dressing Johansson in a form-fitting red Valentino gown for the 2006 Golden Globes and helping Kristen Wiig chicly navigate her Bridesmaids press tour in 2011.

Tollman, born in Brussels in 1977 and raised between the U.K. and N.Y.C, also worked as a fashion director for Interview magazine, and according to The Cut, was developing a Bravo series at the time of her death. She earned a degree in fashion journalism from Central St. Martins in London, and wrote for myriad publications. In 2010, she also became a spokeswoman for eBay Fashion, and was profiled in the New York Times, where she shared her fashion motto: “Make a fairy tale and go and live in it.”

While no signs of suspicious behavior surrounding her death were reported, an autopsy is planned, a NYPD spokesman said via WWD.

–Brittany Talarico

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Angela on

I read somewhere else she went in for minor surgery, got a blood clot when she got home and died.

Sam on

E! Online reported that she passed away from a blood clot.

kim on

dead by natural causes at 36 for a seemingly healthy-looking woman?? im not buying it

Janey on

She’s so young, that’s incredibly sad…I have to say though I never realized Mary Kate and Ashley ever worked with a stylist….

Amy on

It’s lovely and hopeful that so many people think you cannot die unexpectedly at 36, but it happens every day. You’re lucky if you’ve never lost someone so young. And YES a blood clot is a “natural cause” of death. Wow.

Milena on

Im shocked by how many people are knocking that she died of natural causes. Theres a ton of things that wouldve likely had no outward symptoms that kill natually at any age. Stroke, blot clots, anuerysms, electrolyte imbalances, etc. I was misdiagnosed for over a decade as epileptic when in reality my seizures were caused by low potassium from a genetic kidney disease that only affects about 25 in a million. They rule out the obvious first and work to uncommon or unlikely last so people very well can go years without a diagnosis or treatment. Its sad that she passed so young. I send my condolences to her family and friends

Kale on

I believe she had heart complications. Poor girl to young to go… my condolences to her family and friends. RIP

Mandy on

Amy… Sounds like maybe you are silly and frivolous. Do you really think the word frivolous applies within your comment or do you just use that word in your daily life in a sad attempt to sound intelligent?

lisaisalefty on

I wonder if she had an aneurysm. Sad. She is my age. I feel for her family.

Wicked14817 on

OMG! How sad…I saw her recently on some tv show speaking about her dream life and dream job :-( and she seemed so nice, not stuck up or plastic! how horrific is this? too young, too soon! R.I.P

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