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Supermodel Dies After Nine Story Plunge

6/29/2008 10:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A Kazakh supermodel who appeared on the cover of Vogue and Elle magazines fell to her death from the ninth floor of her apartment building in lower Manhattan yesterday afternoon.

Ruslana Korshunova, 20, was found on Water Street in the Financial District wearing jeans and a tank top, and witnesses, including one who spoke to diaday.com, say they heard a loud noise and then discovered that a body lay in the middle of the street. One witness tells TMZ that he originally thought the woman had been hit by a car.

Cops say they are investigating the incident.

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61.

Kim Rocks    

wow that's sad, but the story doesn't add up. Something doesn't seem right, I wont buy the story that she leaped out the window I believe that someone threw her out. I read somethere that she got home at 4am maybe the door man saw her get home at that time and her boyfriend said that he dropped her off at 5 a.m. ... Something seem fishy... She didn't seemed stressed so I read.

2221 days ago
62.

del    

48. WHERE WAS HER FAMILY OR FRIENDS ?????????????????
WHY DIDN'T SOMEONE NOTICED SHE WAS DEPRESSED?
AGAIN WHERE THE HECK WAS HER FAMILY , FRIENDS
ANYONE ELSE WHO WAS INVOLVED WITH HER ,,,,,,,,,
Posted at 5:48PM on Jun 29th 2008 by where was her family , friends ,
etccccccc , why didn't they help her .

#48 - When you've spent years of your life trying to drag back from
suicidal depression a family member so inclined, complete with
medications, doctors, shrinks, inpatient therapy, outpatient therapy,
ER visits, involuntary committments, etc. and, the moment you go to
sleep or blink, the person kills themself despite your most desperate
efforts, THEN you can judge the friends and families of suicides.
Idiot.

2221 days ago
63.

del    

Huffington Post says this was already ruled a suicide.

2221 days ago
64.

Vajayjay    

PRINCESMOM...The idiots who post "awful comments" are just the retarded people looking for attention by people like you...you ALL CAOS message about them is exactly what they wanted....best bet...pretend they aren't here....

2221 days ago
65.

LongJohn69    

How come Jackie Chan does that crap all the time and never gets a scratch? She must have been sleep walking.

2221 days ago
66.

orchidgirl    


Ruslana,
You came all the way from God forsaken Kazachstan to glamorous New York only to end up as a broken body on the sidewalk.
I hope there is no more pain in that place where you are now.
Rest in piece forever, sweetheart.

N. from St.Petersburg, Russia.








2221 days ago
67.

FlBiker    

That poor kid, what a shame.

2221 days ago
68.

Jane    

You have no idea it was a suicide. It could have been an accident. She could have been on the railing and fell over. Perhaps had a bit to much to drink and fell. People have fallen from balconies before, this would not be the first.

2221 days ago
69.

CC    

51. anyone else notice how supermodels in the last year or two have started dying in freakish accidents like this?

Posted at 6:33PM on Jun 29th 2008 by weird..


I was thinking the same thing. It seems a little too strange to all be coincidence. It makes me think of Zoolander where 3 male models died in a freak gasoline accident.

2221 days ago
70.

michy    

people who make jokes on suicides are really really sad...

2221 days ago
71.

No symphaty from me    

#12 / Bob maybe you should see if you could fly. Comments like yours are sad and hurtful. Grow up!

2221 days ago
72.

brad    

Tragedy, a real downer for us all. How could anything be that bad especially with her acces to everything life has to offer. Did she not have a boyfriend and why couldn't he see the depression and help her with it himself or getting her professional people to help her cope. I would have loved to have had the chance to make this gal my princess,,,,,among mllions of other guys! Maybe she was meeting the materialistic ass**** guys at the bar, used by married guys, lied to by her agency or maybe pregnant by some guy who said he didn't want it...she may have thought life was really not worth living and could not find the country boy to rescue her from all this pain. I am certain a week at my log home on a lake and the love of my Golden Retrievers could have turned this gals head around. Such a pity, such a waste, makes me sick.

2221 days ago
73.

OCD    



It is tragic that a young woman seems to have had to battle with something so overwhelming that she had to take her own life. If it was murder, then there is obviously a monster on the loose. My heart goes out to her and her loved ones.

2221 days ago
74.

jmay120    

It was a tragic ending to a beautiful life. Some of you need to have more respect for that.

2221 days ago
75.

bandmom    

You people are sick... Get a life.

2221 days ago
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