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October 30, 2017

Luisa Lukic: Short Life of a Beautiful Girl Through Amazing Photos

These amazing photos as a photo story from Elly Lukic that show a part of the life of Luisa Lukic (1966-1990), her half-sister. She was a beautiful girl, but had a short tragic life. 

“She was the only child of my father and his first wife Snezana (no relation to me). Although I have no memory of my oldest sister, I feel as if a part of me is missing, like I've lost a twin. I've been told we're a great deal alike, both in appearance and demeanor.”

Luisa Lukic (1966-1990)

“The last photo was photographed months before her death. Luisa became withdrawn, dyed her hair a desperately hopeful orangish-blonde shade, and lost a ton of weight. You can see the wear in her face. Another casualty of clinical depression.”

Here is the photo story...

My sister Luisa with her mother and grandmother (no relation to me), 1975

 My sister Luisa with her grandmother and dad, 1975

My sister Luisa as a little girl, sitting between her mother and grandmother on a park bench, 1975

Good morning little schoolgirl, 1975

Luisa with her mother Snezana and grandmother, 1978


Luisa and cousins with Pluto at Disneyland in California, 1983

Luisa and cousins with Pluto at Disneyland in California, 1983

 Luisa and relatives at Disneyland, 1983

Luisa and cousin at Disneyland, 1983

Luisa and cousin at Marriott's Great America (now California's Great America), 1983

 Snezana, Luisa, and two cousins riding the Disneyland railroad, 1983

My sister Luisa (right) and one of our cousins riding the Disneyland railroad, 1983

Cotton candy and cigarettes, 1983

Luisa at Marriott's Great America, 1983

Relatives at Disneyland or Marriott's Great America, 1983

My sister Luisa, her mother Snezana, and two cousins sit down for a break at Marriott's Great America, 1983

My sister and her mother at a tiny gift shop at Marriott's Great America, 1983

Luisa at Marriott's Great America, 1983

Dad (married to his first wife, Luisa's mother, Snežana, at the time) and Luisa, circa 1983

My sister as a teen, somewhere in Europe, possibly the Adriatic or the Rhine, 1985

My sister Luisa and her mother Snezana, somewhere in Europe, possibly the Adriatic or the Rhine, 1985

My sister Luisa and her mother Snezana, somewhere in Europe, possibly the Adriatic or the Rhine, 1985

 Luisa in somewhere in Europe, possibly the Adriatic or the Rhine, 1985

My father Miroslav (he took the name Michael after moving to the U.S. a few years after this photo) and Luisa, somewhere in Europe, possibly the Adriatic or the Rhine, 1985

My dad and Luisa, 1985

 Luisa in snorkeling gear, somewhere in Europe, possibly the Adriatic or the Rhine, 1985

 My sister, about 20 years old at Lake Tahoe, 1986

 Snezana and Luisa at Lake Tahoe during visiting the United States from Germany, 1986

My sister with two American cousins, 1986

 Luisa at Lake Tahoe, 1986

My sister playing with a dog at Lake Tahoe, 1986

Luisa at Lake Tahoe, 1986

Luisa at Lake Tahoe, 1986

My sister and one of our cousins in the back of a station wagon, 1986

Leaving Lake Tahoe, 1986

Luisa in Bavaria, 1986

Luisa in Bavaria, 1986

My sister is about 20 years old, may be Insel Mainau (Flower Island) on Lake Constance, 1986

My sister is about 20 years old, may be Insel Mainau (Flower Island) on Lake Constance, 1986

My sister Luisa at mom and dad's flat in Munich, 1989

Me as a newborn being held by my sister Luisa, 1989

Me with my sister Luisa, April 1990

My dad and sister Luisa at mom and dad's flat in Munich, 1990

My sister Luisa shortly before her suicide, 1990



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