Irina Livshun, 31, was found dead in her apartment in the city of Almaty in southern Kazakhstan.
It is believed that the model, Irina Livshun had been suffering from depression for a long time because she lost her job several months ago, according to Daily Mail.
Livshun, 31, was found dead in her apartment in the city of Almaty in southern Kazakhstan.
Alongside the corpse, police found a gas canister, which they believe she used to set herself alight.
According to friends she had been reasonably successful finding lucrative jobs with a number of fashion companies and achieving local fame.
One friend said: 'She was quite famous and took part in many fashion shows. But recently she had some troubles with her job.'
Local media reported that she began having financial troubles in November last year after her contracts began to dry up.
According to local reports, she also stopped meeting with friends.
Police spokesman, Saltanat Azirbek revealed that 'she had threatened to commit suicide many times before.'