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Playboy Model Tabby Brown Has Died Aged 38

Tabby Brown Dead: The Playboy model has sadly passed away aged 38.
Credit: @tabbybrown/Instagram

Playboy star Tabby Brown has tragically died aged 38.

The model, from South London, was recognisable for her work with a number of high-profile companies – such as Lynx, Elle and Cosmopolitan.

Outside of her modelling career, Brown – who had a master’s degree in marketing – was known for starring in the reality TV show The Bachelor, as well as appearing in music videos for artists including Dizzee Rascal, Snoop Dogg and B.O.B.

Heartbreakingly, it has been shared that the model has passed away.

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Brown’s former manager informed The Sun of her death – with the model’s cause of death yet to be confirmed.

People have paid tribute to the model on social media, with singer NayNay penning: “What a light you were, your outer exterior matched your insides, so beautiful. I’m genuinely shocked and saddened you’re gone. Rest in eternal peace Tabby.”

Somebody else says: “Rest in peace beautiful, this definitely came as a shock. My sincere condolences to your family and friends.”

Former The Only Way Is Essex star Vas J Morgan adds: “My heart is broken.”

“Rest in peace beautiful, this definitely came as a shock. My sincere condolences to your family and friends,” a fourth writes.

Another fan comment: “Rest in peace, beautiful Tabby. You shouldn’t have left so soon, I hope you’re somewhere much much better.”

Tabby Brown
Playboy star Tabby Brown has tragically died aged 36. Credit: @tabbybrown/Instagram

Brown famously dated former Manchester City players Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli – with a relationship beginning with the Italian striker after first meeting him in 2011.

Speaking to The Mirror in 2013 – shortly after he left Manchester City for AC Millan – Brown opened up on her relationship with Balotelli.

In the interview, she claimed: “I really fell for Mario – against my better judgment.

“He told me he wanted us to settle down and have a family. Then I found out he was having a baby with his ex, there were constant stories about him partying with other women, and all the ‘she’s just a friend’ texts.

“So I ended it in November. Mario couldn’t believe it and thought he could sweet-talk me into going back to him.”

Brown also had a short fling with Chelsea winger Sterling back in 2016 after the pair were spotted at a fancy hotel in Manchester.

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The model was interviewed by Snoop Dogg in 2012, in which she opened up about her career of switching from the ‘business world’ to modelling.

The ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ rapper described the Playboy star as a ‘video vixen’, adding that she was a woman with ‘the mind, the body, the experience, the soul, the struggle, the hustle’ to inspire younger women.

“I have been modelling for six years and presenting in Europe, the UK, Taiwan and America, but before that I was studying. All I did was study,” she said during the interview (via MailOnline).

“I got my BA, then I got my master’s and then I worked as a business manager and then one day I got a commercial for Virgin Atlantic and ever since then I thought there is so much money to be made in commercials, why not?

“I can always go back to the business world. You have to set a foundation for yourself first and foremost. I am not going to be able to model when I am 50.”

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.