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    Charlotte Dawson, Australian TV Star, Found Dead at Age 47

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    Charlotte Dawson, an Australian TV star and former model, was found dead in her Sydney home on Feb. 22. She was 47.

    Per The Sydney Morning Herald, Dawson was discovered on Saturday morning by a real estate agent who was getting her apartment ready for a viewing. Authorities say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding Dawson's death.

    Dawson reportedly spent Friday filming a morning show and then ate brunch with a friend. She was last spotted "looking healthy" and "smiling in the sunshine," according to the newspaper.

    Dawson left her native New Zealand at age 16 to become a model in New York City. She eventually settled in Australia a decade later as a TV personality. Dawson is best known for being a judge on Australia's Next Top Model, hosting the boxing reality show The Contender Australia and appearing on the Australian version of The Celebrity Apprentice.

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    Per the BBC, Dawson suffered with depression for a very long time and was admitted to a hospital in 2012 after being targeted by cyber bullies.

    Dawson married Olympic swimmer Scott Millerin 1999 but they were divorced two years later. She had no children.

    "Shocked and saddened to hear of Charlotte Dawson's death," New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key tweeted shortly after the news broke about her death.

    Russell Crowe mourned his longtime friend and shared on Twitter, "Charley D...Just don't understand. There's not enough kind souls as it is. Rest in peace."

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