Charlotte Dawson

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Charlotte Dawson
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Charlotte Dawson on 20 February 2013.
Born(1966-04-08)8 April 1966
Died22 February 2014(2014-02-22) (aged 47)
Cause of deathSuicide by hanging
OccupationTelevision presenter, model, activist
Years active1982–2014
Spouse(s)
Scott Miller (m. 1999–2000)

Charlotte Dawson (8 April 1966 – 22 February 2014) was a New Zealand-Australian television presenter, model and activist. She was best known as a host on The Contender Australia and as a judge on Australia's Next Top Model.[1]

She was born in Auckland, New Zealand. At age sixteen, she worked as a model in Europe and with Ford Models, New York in the United States. In 1999, she married Olympic swimmer Scott Miller. The couple divorced in 2000.[2]

Dawson committed suicide by hanging[3] on the morning of 22 February 2014 at her home in Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales. She was 47 years old. Police said they were called to the home at 11:18 a.m. and that there were no suspicious circumstances to the death. She had a long history of depression. She tried to commit suicide in August 2012, after a much publicised battle with Twitter trolls.[1][2]

Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key said he was "shocked" and "saddened" by her death.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 O'Brien, Natalie; Ralston, Nick (22 February 2014). "Charlotte Dawson found dead". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Markson, Sharri (22 February 2014). "Celebrities and friends pay tribute to Charlotte Dawson, dead at 47". The Australian. Retrieved 22 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Australian TV personality Charlotte Dawson commits suicide". Fox News. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Benny-Morrison, Ava; Tarr, Sophie (22 February 2014). "Tributes flow following Dawson's death". Herald Sun. Retrieved 22 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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