Australian model commits suicide after attacks over twitter

17:43 Feb 25 2014 Sydney NSW, Australia

Australian TV star and former model Charlotte Dawson killed herself after receiving abuse from vicious trolls on Twitter.Famed for TV shows such as 'Australia's Next Top Model, the New Zealand-born star, 47, had a history of depression.

She was found dead in her Sydney apartment on Saturday morning. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

In 2012, she was admitted to a Sydney hospital after a suicide attempt following an ongoing tirade of abuse on Twitter.

Dawson spent hours defending herself, but signed off at 2.07am with the message: 'you win x', with a picture of a hand holding tablets. She also tweeted: 'Hope this ends the misery,' reported the Sydney Morning Herald.

She later made fighting bullying her personal mission, waging an anti-bullying media campaign on television and radio and in newspapers and magazines as well as her beloved Twitter.
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