Tributes Flow In For Charlotte Dawson

Friends and members of Australia’s entertainment community have taken to social media to pay tribute to Charlotte Dawson, who was found dead yesterday morning at the age of 47.

Fashion designer Alex Perry spoke to about the tragic loss. “She was such a beautiful girl, she had so much energy and such a sense of humour but her battle with mental illness just made it so difficult for her to really go in so many parts of her life,” he said.

“I loved Charlotte so much but she was a very tormented woman who really was finding it hard to battle her mental illness … She obviously has tried and tried so hard to raise awareness of mental illness but it really did just totally take its tole and got on top of her.”

Dawson, who was an anti-bullying advocate, has appeared across multiple media outlets to speak out against online bullying. Earlier in the week she appeared on both A Current Affair and The Project to speak about online attacks made against her over social networking sites. Her last public appearance was on Nine’s Morning Show on Friday.

Tributes have flooded across social media, with everyone from Russell Crowe (they’ve been friends since they were young) to New Zealand Prime Minister John Key expressing their grief at the news.

You can seek mental health support for yourself or a love one by calling Lifeline: 13 11 14.

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