22 June 2010
Designer Donatella Versace expressed her sadness at the model’s death: “Tom was with us on Friday morning for a final show fitting. He seemed fine and calm. He had already done three or four shows with us and he was a sweet boy. “We just can’t understand why he did what he did. We would never have thought he would do something like this. “When we heard the news we were all so upset and we still are all so very sad.”
Organisers say Milan Fashion Week will continue to go ahead but it is thought a tribute will be paid to the young Frenchman.
Police in the Italian city have revealed they are treating Tom’s death as suicide.
May he rest in peace.