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Model Misfortune - Oscar Pistorius' Slain Girlfriend Isn't The Only Catwalk Crawler Tragedy

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Feb. 15 2013, Published 8:39 p.m. ET

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They may be young, gorgeous and rich - but runway walkers are no strangers to hard knocks.

Reeva Steenkamp's tragic Valentine's Day death - believed to have been perpetrated by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius - is a stark reminder of the untimely deaths other models have faced.

In light of Reeva's death, takes a look at five other models whose lives were cut too short.

Anna Nicole Smith, who modeled for Guess and Lane Bryant, died in 2009 at 39 of a drug overdose. Seventies stunner Dorothy Stratten was shot to death by her angry husband in 1981 — when she was only 20 years old.

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As previously reported, Olympic "blade runner" Oscar broke down during a court hearing Friday in South Africa as authorities charged him with Reeva's murder.

For's full list of model tragedies, click here.



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