Saturday, February 22, 2014

Charlotte Dawson Has Died

One of Australia’s most popular television identities, Charlotte Dawson, has been found dead at the age of 47 after a long history of depression. Dawson was a judge for many seasons on Australia’s Next Top Model was an influential anti-bullying and health campaigner.  The star, who was had been hospitalized at least twice after suicide attempts in recent years, had a public history of depression.

27 comments:

Basil said...

Don't know who she is, but that is so sad to hear. Depression is a bitch so I feel for this woman.

Bellasmom said...

So sad. Rest in peace....

Honeykatt said...

Depression... it will kill you right out in the open while everyone watches.

BeckyMae said...

Yes, so sad......she was a divisive character here in Australia but used her outspoken ways for good, bringing attention to many lost causes. Hopefully she can rest now....

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Anothergrayhare said...

Never heard of her but sad for her family and friends.

Dantheman said...

Depression is truly horrible. Didn't know who she was but this is truly sad.
It's very hard to keep positive when you have depression and when you are you have to keep working on not sinking back into the dark hole- really horrible

JACLYN said...

Very sad news RIP Charlotte

rosie riveter said...

So sad, rip

feraltart said...

Really tragic. She was hospitalised last year after being trolled on her twitter. She was very brave about speaking about it & revealing her depression to the world. RIP Charlotte. May your tragic loss have a positive outcome in the continued dialogue about bullying & mental health.

MISCH said...

so sad, she was lovely

Sugar said...

:-(

Sherry said...

Very sad indeed. My husband suffers from depression and when he gets into the dark hole it's heartbreaking. Telling him how much I need and love him feels so inadequate. The worst part is what her family must be going through.

TalksTooMuch said...

That is so true, and so sad Honeykatt.

auntliddy said...

You nailed it honey, you fucking nailed it. Peaceful journey my friend.

auntliddy said...

Sherry, depression runs thru my family, i totally empathize with u and hubby. I think it was churchhill who called depression the big black dog. Its a bitch.

Sherry said...

I was going to say that too Aunt. Yes Churchill named it Black Dog.

Sherry said...

And my hugs to you too, Licky. Like Honeycatt said, it kills right out in the open. No matter how hard they may have tried (see David Foster Wallace) sometimes the family is unable to save their loved ones.

Mary Beth said...

That was perfect

Mary Beth said...

That was perfect

Dantheman said...

It's not inadequate - hearing those words means alot. As long as he has loving people around him and he continues to work etc so he has a feeling of purpose he'll get through it.

Jessie said...

Charlotte was the "tough love" judge on Aus's Next Top Model. And behind the scenes she was mother hen and supported a lot of the girls after their season had ended.

Charlotte was also trolled really hard on social media and she even found out who one troll was and had them fired from their job.

I really hope the keyboard warriors realise their online actions have real life consequences.

di butler said...

That WAS perfect, Honeykatt. It sums it up perfectly. I liked her, myself. 47 is my age, and that's the jarring part of it.

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