So sad. The top model, (who walked the runway for Prada and posed for L’Oreal and ‘Elle’), and her two dogs were found dead in her apartment in the Czech Republic. The cause of her death has not been determined.
Katerina Netolicka and her two dogs were found dead in the apartment she shared with her boyfriend, Jakub Petruzalek, in Litvinov in the Czech Republic. The model, a prominent face in the fashion world, posed for a slew of high-fashion brands and magazines including Prada, L’Oreal and Elle. She was found lifeless, slumped over in her bathtub by her brother, Central European News reports. When Katerina failed to answer her brother’s calls he grew worried and went to her apartment. When no one came to the door he broke it down and discovered her body and the bodies of her two dead dogs. She was 26 and just celebrated her birthday a mere 11 days ago.
Katerina Netolicka Dies — Model & Her Two Dogs Found Dead:
Katerina and Jakub dated for five years. The 29-year-old professional hockey player, who plays with the international Kontinental Hockey League, was out of the country, playing in Russia at the time the model’s body was found, reports CEN.
Local police launched an investigation and requested an autopsy. “The cause of death is at this moment unknown and we have requested an autopsy,” police spokeswoman Lumila Svetlakova told the New York Post.
Katerina Netolicka’s Battle With Depression:
A model who worked with Katerina seven years ago in NYC spoke to the Post, recounting tales of depression and bipolar behavior. “One minute she was very happy, almost ecstatic,” the model told the paper. “Then sometimes she was depressed and used to self-harm.”
Although the anonymous model remembers Katerina’s depression, her friend Adam Smrcka spoke to CEN and said she was in a really good place. “I don’t really know what happen,” he told the news outlet. “I know she had stopped self-harming and was very happy with her boyfriend,” he said. “Maybe she got a spasm after kickbox training, or maybe it was a stroke.”
Aside from modeling, Katerina was also passionate about kickboxing — in fact, she won the Czech Championships just last month.
Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.