Celebrity stylist Annabel Tollman died suddenly in her sleep in her West Village, New York City home on Wednesday, June 5. She was 39. Sources told New York Magazine's The Cut that Tollman apparently died because of a blood clot.
A spokesman for the New York Police Department said that the stylist, who worked with Scarlett Johansson, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Mariah Carey and Shakira among others, apparently passed away due to natural causes. An autopsy reportedly has been planned, although there are no signs of suspicious incident.
Family of the former fashion editor left a message on Facebook, saying, "We thank you all for honoring our beloved Annabel. Her beauty, spirit and love will remain in our hearts always. At this time, there is not confirmation of what caused this tragedy and we ask that you respect Annabel's privacy, legacy and honor and continue to think of her her just as she was, perfect in every way." The family also said that they would announce the memorial service later.
The British stylist was born in Brussels, Belgium. She graduated from London's Central St. Martins in fashion journalism and later worked with Scarlett Johansson after meeting her in a photoshoot for Interview magazine where she worked. Tollman left the editorial work to pursue full celebrity-styling career in 2008. She also served as e-Bay Fashion's spokesperson. The celebrity stylist was working on Bravo's reality show when she passed away.
Many of Tollman's friends are shocked over her sudden passing. Nylon magazine's style editor-at-large Dani Stahl told The Daily Beast, "The whole thing is unbelievable and unexpected. She was a wonderful person." Paper magazine's editorial director Mickey Boardman said tearfully, "She was just a really good girl, the sweetest, the nicest. She was the kind of girl your mother would meet and really like."
"I think this is more of a wakeup call. It's not about work, but being there for each other. You never know, she was so young and so beautiful and unique. It's devastating," Annelise Peterson, director of client relations and special projects for Net-a-Porter said of Tollman.