Charlotte Dawson

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Charlotte Dawson
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
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.
  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.
  3. "Australian TV personality Charlotte Dawson commits suicide". Fox News. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  4. Benny-Morrison, Ava; Tarr, Sophie (22 February 2014). "Tributes flow following Dawson's death". Herald Sun. Retrieved 22 February 2014.

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