Model and TV presenter, Annalise Braakensiek was found dead in her Sydney home yesterday. She was only 46 years old.
It's been reported that Police Officers and an ambulance were called to an apartment in Potts Point, Sydney at about 3:30pm yesterday after her but sadly found the star dead on their arrival. Her death is not being treated as suspicious.
Annalise had made appearances on Home and Away, Heartbreak High, Fat Pizza and its spin-off TV show Pizza.
The model was also very open about her long-term battle with depression and was a spokesperson for RU OK.
A statement released on Monday by R U OK? said the organisation was “devastated to hear of the loss of much loved and respected” Braakensiek.
“We are still processing the news we have heard today. Annalise has been a huge voice for suicide prevention in Australia,” the chief executive, Brendan Maher, said in the statement.
“Nothing we have ever asked of Annalise was too much, she has stepped up time and time again to share our message, even when she was going through her own tough times. We couldn’t have asked for a more genuine, kind and sincere spokesperson.”
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@ruokday always on flek. I’m a proud ambassador for this fantastic suicide prevention charity... mental health has so so many misconceptions, criticism, misunderstandings and false judgments still!! We have to break the silence on mental health because it happens to the best of us. ( And in the worst situations) Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you who have helped me though my dark clouds.... now I’m strong enough to help my loved ones who unfortunately are not in the best place right now. But we will get through this! I love you and am your rock.... te prometto ❤️ I will never let you down. I am always here. #brother #love #support #ruok #checkin #bekind #dontjudgeabookbyitscover #love #support #openheart #savinglives #suicideprevention #drugfree #wecandothis
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