Ex-Manchester City star Jerome Boateng’s model girlfriend Kasia Lenhardt has been found dead just days after splitting up from the World Cup winner.
The model, 25, was found in her Berlin apartment on Tuesday by police who say the death is not being treated as with suspicion.
She had been dating the 32-year-old defender until February 2, with the Bayern Munich star saying it was time to “take responsibility and act in the interests of [my] family’ while apologising ‘to everyone I’ve hurt especially with my ex-girlfriend Rebecca and our children”.
Boateng was the first in the couple to announce the split soon after Lenhardt wrote his Mini off – and was found with alcohol in her blood.
News of the Polish model’s death was confirmed by friend Sara Kulka, who shared the announcement on Instagram with a snap of them together.
The model wrote: “Rest in peace. You wonderful person, I miss you and would have loved to say goodbye.
“I hope you find your peace now and I hope the truth comes out now, I know how much you wished it would.
“I will never forget you, I don’t know anyone who could laugh like you. I send a lot of strength to the family.”
Lenhardt rose to fame nine years ago when she appeared on reality TV show ‘Germany’s Next Top Model”.
But she had endured a tough relationship with Boateng, engaging in a public war of words with the German’s ex-girlfriend Rebecca Silvera.
The 32-year-old’s ex-girlfriend shared screenshots of conversations exchanged between her and Boateng, as well as her and Kasia, who she complained had forced her way into a relationship with the German international.
Rebecca wrote: “But the worst and most painful part is when she started copying me and doing things like me just to taunt and manipulate me and hurt me further.”