Andrew Christian Model Jorge Ilich Dies In Apparent Suicide

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Jorge Ilich, a 26-year-old Venezuelan model who worked for the likes of underwear company Andrew Christian, has died in an apparent suicide.

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According to CBS, Ilich plunged off The Flamingo Towers in Miami Beach late Sunday evening.

Writing in Fashionably Male, Tom Peaks writes:

He came to America with dreams from his native Venezuela. He wanted a better life. Jorge was smart. Degreed in architecture, he hoped to one day design skyscrapers. He loved urban architecture from Chicago and New York to Berlin and Paris. He had lived briefly in NYC. But, he wanted to pursue acting first. He took acting classes in Mexico and Miami. He also was committed to learning the English language and took classes in Miami to speak our language.

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Friends and fans took to social media to offer their condolences:

Here’s his last Twitter message from June 10:

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