Polish model Kasia Lenhardt, who appeared on “Germany’s Next Topmodel” in 2012, has passed away at age 25.
As reported by German tabloid newspaper Bild, Lenhardt was found dead by Berlin police in a home Tuesday. Investigators believe Lenhardt took her own life, and her death is not being treated as suspicious.
“Yesterday at around 8:30 p.m. there was a police operation in Charlottenburg on suspicion of suicide,” Berlin police told the outlet. “A lifeless person was found in the home. There are no indications of third-party negligence.”
On Wednesday, a supposed friend of Lenhardt told the Daily Mail that Kasia passed away on her son Noah’s sixth birthday and that she was home alone when she died. (Lenhardt was in a previous relationship with Noah’s father.)
Lenhardt’s passing comes one week after ex-boyfriend and soccer player Jérôme Boateng confirmed their split on Instagram.
“We will go our separate ways from now on,” Jérôme’s February 2 post read via The Mirror. “That is regrettable, but for my family and for me it is the only right one. I had to take this step and draw a line. I apologize to everyone I’ve hurt especially with my ex-girlfriend Rebecca and our children. I am disappointed in myself too. A man has to take responsibility and act in the interests of his family and I’m doing it now. I wish Kasia all the best.”
Reportedly, Lenhardt crashed Boateng’s Mini Cooper last month.
Per The Mirror, Boateng reportedly told Bild that Lenhardt had allegedly “destroyed” his previous relationship and blackmailed him.
“Kasia became my girlfriend by destroying the relationship with my ex-girlfriend Rebecca and my family and blackmailed me,” he allegedly said. “So I decided to stay with Kasia and try to make it work. Even making the relationship with her public was due to pressure from Kasia to do so. It wasn’t mine.
“During our relationship, Kasia often threatened to destroy me. She threatened to ruin my career and even try to make me lose my children. Kasia said she would do so by accusing me of beating her. She knew that my children’s mother accused me of the same thing and that we have a lawsuit over it,” he alleged.
“Kasia contacted my children’s mother and said she would help her in court. Everything just to destroy me,” he allegedly said, adding, “I hope she gets help that she urgently needs.”
In response to this, Lenhardt reportedly branded Boateng “the devil” and said she ended the relationship because of his “lies and constant infidelity.”
The reported friend of Lenhardt told the Daily Mail, “She died a week after Jerome gave an interview in which he said their relationship was over. He said some really nasty things about Kasia. She was very upset by it.”
In a statement also obtained by the Daily Mail, Lenhardt’s parents spoke out about their daughter’s tragic passing.
“It is with great dismay and sadness that we must confirm the unexpected death of our daughter Kasia on February 9th, 2021,” they said in a statement. “We thank you for the overwhelming sympathy, but at the same time ask you to refrain from expressions of grief so that we can find ourselves in these difficult hours.”
According to manager Hansi Flick, Boating has left Bayern Munich’s camp at the Club World Cup in Qatar following the news of Lenhardt’s death.
Our condolences go out to Kasia’s family and loved ones for their loss.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).