Australian model Annalise Braakensiek has been found dead in her Sydney apartment.
There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death, according to Sky News Australia.
Braakensiek featured in advertising campaigns and on magazine covers in Australia, the US, UK and Italy among others, since being discovered aged 16 by a photographer on Sydney’s Bondi beach.
As an actor she appeared on Australian game shows, comedies and soaps, including Home and Away.
Between 2002 and 2003 she was co-host of UK game show Play Your Cards Right.
She also designed underwear and jewellery and worked with cancer and animal welfare charities.
Later she became an ambassador for RUOK Day, which encourages people to ask the question of those close to them who might be struggling.
“Listen to your gut and keep checking in with anyone one you’re worried about.”
Braakensiek had her own struggles with mental health and posted on Instagram in December that life’s challenges had been “deep, dark, difficult, demanding and downright scary lately”.
In 2017 she told the Sydney Morning Herald that she had struggled to deal with the deaths of people close to her.
“I couldn’t get out of bed,” she said. “I think I spent about six weeks in bed.
“I couldn’t do anything but cry my heart out – it was a very frightening feeling.”
At the time she had sought help from close family and used cognitive behavioural therapy and a healthy lifestyle in an effort to recover.
She said anyone could be affected by mental health problems, adding “success doesn’t come into it”.
She split from husband stockbroker Danny Goldberg last year after 16 years, posting on Instagram: “I don’t know if a broken heart mends or learns to live in pieces”.
RUOK chief executive Brendan Maher said the organisation was “still processing” the news.
“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,” he told the ABC.
“We couldn’t have asked for a more genuine, kind and sincere spokesperson.”
:: If you feel emotionally distressed or suicidal please call Samaritans for help on 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org in the UK. In the US, call the Samaritans branch in your area or 1 (800) 273-TALK.
BBNaija: What I’ll do to any male housemate who makes move at Mercy – Ike
DAILY POST recalls that Ike again on Saturday night professed his love for Mercy.
But, Mercy, also reassuring him of her love maintained that although she loves him, he needs to know that his parents love him more than she does and he has to open up his mind to love them in return.
Ike speaking with Mercy and Esther on Thursday said he would deal with anyone who tried to come close or have a relationship with Mercy if he’s evicted on Sunday.
“If I get evicted and any guy comes close to Mercy, I will run the guy down outside the house.
“There are no rules outside the house, if you do anything, when you come out, I’ll face you,” Ike said.
Ike alongside Tacha, Cindy and six other big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemates have been selected for possible eviction this week.
Adeniyi Johnson reacts as Ex-wife, Toyin Abraham welcomes baby
DAILY POST had reported that the actress welcomed a baby boy on Wednesday.
The development followed pictures of her wedding to a colleague, Kolawole Ajeyemi, which surfaced some weeks ago.
The 34-year-star was previously married to Nigerian actor, Adeniyi Johnson, from 2013 to 2015.
Friends and colleagues have congratulated her on the birth of her son by posting photos from her baby shower.
Reacting, Adeniyi on Instagram wrote, ”Congrats on the arrival of your baby. Mr &Mrs Ajeyemi . He shall be a source of joy to you. God bless the baby, the mother and the dad.
Fans Want DJ Arafat’s Funeral Held Inside Stadium
Thousands of heartbroken fans of late Ivory Coast musician, DJ Arafat, have signed an online petition asking the country’s Ministry of Culture to use their biggest stadium to hold his funeral service.
The 33-year-old artistes died on Monday morning after a motorbike accident in Abidjan, the country’s capital.
Originally known as Ange Didier Huon, DJ Arafat was famous for his energetic dance steps and scintillating brand of coupé-décalé sound that left fans begging for more.
Over 65,000 people have signed the petition on change.org asking for the Félix Houphouet Boigny Stadium to be used for the funeral, according to a BBC report on Wednesday.
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