The year 2009 will be remembered for the tragic deaths of some of our most revered entertainers.From a Charlie’s Angel to a dirty dancer, the music stopped when the King died of cardiac arrest.This has been a year truly remembered for all the wrong reasons.In another sad twist of fate in the fashion world,a young up and coming newcomer to the runaways died at the tender age of 20 last thursday.
Top Asia model Daul Kim was found dead at her Paris apartment by French police according to a statement that was released by a foreign ministry official in Paris. The death of the twenty year old South Korean has been labeled by many in the press as apparent suicide.She had become in the last few weeks,a regular fixture in the Paris fashion scene.The supermodel was born 31 May 1989 in Seoul, South Korea.She had lived briefly in Singapore and made her international catwalk debut at Paris Fashion Week in 2007.Before that,she had featured regularly in iconic fashion magazines such as British Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.The Asian model was supposed to featured for Ralph Lauren but was apparently dropped.The reason given was rumored that she was too fat.The supermodel had also featured for such fashion giants Chanel,Dries Van Norten and Mason Martin Margiela.Eventually in 2008,she was named Model of the Year by Anan magazine.
Kim was 1.78m tall in height and had charming brown eyes.She was known for her thick mane of hair which was sometimes dyed blond.She was a model whose career was in progression and was celebrated for her sense of style in the industry.She often had a quirky sensibility and was a keen painter.She was a fan of a celebrated German actor,Klaus Kinki and his films.She also had a tattoo of a star on the inside of her hand.Many fans felt that she had the potential to become a truly great supermodel but unfortunately the pressure that came with fame had proved too much for her to handle.
Fame had brought the young Asian beauty such frustration and loneliness.She had posed much self angst on her blog in recent weeks and even mentioned self mutilation and her apparent suicidal tendencies.She had complained of being heavily overworked and madly depressed.Apparently she had become tired of her fame and work.The pressures of high fashion modeling her loss of identity in the public eye had taken its toll on the young beauty when she hanged herself in her luxury apartment on 19th November 2009.
It was simply a case of another rising comet who burned out too soon.