Model Katie Cleary's estranged husband commits suicide

By Elizabeth Learned,

The husband of model and former America’s Next Top Model contestant, Katie Cleary, committed suicide on Sunday, and has since been buried.

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People reported that Andrew Stern, 40, shot himself while at a shooting range. A family statement was issued saying, “Andrew and Katie have been in the midst of a very amicable separation and had remained on excellent terms. This is devastating news for us but we have been aware of Andrew’s longtime struggle with depression.”

TMZ reported the shooting happened in San Fernando Valley, California, and that law enforcement said Stern had other issues that he was dealing with in addition to his separation from his wife. Stern was also going through financial issues, as well as his depression.

In May, there had been rumors about Clearly’s relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio, whom she was photographed with while attending the Cannes Film Festival. However, Decker denied those rumors, saying they were discussing the possibility of working together when it came to working together on issues such as the environment and animals.

The New York Daily News reports that friends of Stern spoke about the photos, and said Stern wasn’t concerned about them.



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