Annabel Tollman, Celebrity Stylist, Dies at 36

06/07/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

Annabel Tollman Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc/Sipa

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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Wow on

How so very sad :(


Why are people surprised that her death was from natural causes? It just means that there was no artificial means that led to her death such as drugs, alcohol, murder, etc.

suzydiamond on

She OBVIOUSLY had some kind of health issue but due to the HIPAA privacy act we may never know!

Hollywoodista on

Obviously some people misinterpret “natural causes” to mean old age, which is NOT the same thing. Natural causes simply means that no human played a role in her death. She didn’t commit suicide, didn’t overdose, and wasn’t murdered. People of all ages die of aneurysms and undetected heart problems. Yes, it IS possible to die of natural causes at 36.

Monica C. on

If she had an aneurysm it is possible. Aneurysms don’t discriminate with age.

kitty62862 on

Natural causes can include an anyuerism which is very sudden and can strike at any age. Laura Brannigan was 47 when it happened to her.


Marrie on

@Trish, just because it is the 21st century and not the 18th century does not mean someone can not die from natural causes. I’ll ak you this, if medicine is unable to cure all types of cancer in the 21st century why should one believe that someone is unable to pass from a natural cause in this day and age? Sounds to me as if you’re hoping for a juicy back story with your sad comment of- the autopsy will prove that. Why not everyone with negative comments just keep to themselves, at least until the autopsy comes back! Poor young women and her family, my deepest sympathy for her and her family.

Joe on

It’s bad enough to be known for styling the Olsen twins, now this. So sad.

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