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Australian Model Annalise Braakensiek Found Dead After Depression Battle

Australian Model Annalise Braakensiek Dead Depression Battle
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Jan. 8 2019, Updated 2:48 p.m. ET

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Australian model Annalise Braakensiek has passed away after her battle with depression.

As has learned, police found the 46-year-old's lifeless body inside her Sydney home this Sunday.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, her loved ones called for a welfare check after not hearing from her for some time.Before her passing, Braakensiek shared a cryptic message on her Instagram saying that life has been "challenging," "twisted and upside down" lately. Posing naked in a black-and-white photo she also thanked her friends for standing by her through a "turbulent year."

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"Life's challenges have been deep, dark, difficult, demanding and down right scary lately," she wrote on December 14.


Apart from her modeling career, Braakensiek was an ambassador for the Australian suicide prevention charity R U OK?

After learning of her death, the organization shared a heartfelt message.

"The R U OK? team are devastated to hear of the loss of much loved and respected R U OK? Ambassador Annalise Braakensiek. Our heartfelt condolences are with her friends, family and those whose lives she touched," they wrote on Twitter.

Annalise Braakensiek

Annalise Braakensiek's official cause of death has yet to be revealed.

R.I.P. Annalise Braakensiek.

If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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