Private funeral for fashion designer and mother of three who was ‘abandoned by fair-weather friends’ before tragically dying at her $15 million home at age 36 after years of illness
- Edwina Horseman, the designer of fashion label H Brand, has passed away at the age of 36
- Horseman lived in Bellevue Hill in eastern Sydney and has three young children
- It is clear that she had battled a long-term illness and had a heart condition
- Friends said she was ‘abandoned’ by everyone except her family before her death
- A family funeral will be held for Mrs Horseman next week week
A private family funeral will be held to say goodbye to a successful Australian fashion designer who died at the age of 36 after battling an eating disorder and loneliness.
Edwina Horseman was found dead last week in her $15 million Bellevue Hill home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
The designer and socialite, who entered the Sydney social scene in 2011 with the launch of her luxury cashmere and fur label, H Brand, reportedly struggled for years before her death.
A funeral service will be held next week with a small vigil with close friends and family to follow, the Daily Telegram reported.
Edwina Horseman (pictured left) has passed away at the age of 36. She was the designer behind the fur and cashmere label H Brand and close friends with Roxy Jacenko (right)
Friends claimed she felt let down by the A-Listers who once showered her in affection and struggled after the breakup of her relationship with uniform manufacturer Joe Dahdah (pictured together)
Mrs. Horseman has three children, ages ten, eight and six, whom she shares with her former partner and uniform manufacturer Joe Dahdah.
She and Mr. Dahdah had split up a year ago.
The 36-year-old launched the label in 2011 with her sister before unveiling two other brands with business partner Tara Cunniffe – Theron and H Brand Faux.
Friends previously told the publication that Ms Horseman was abandoned by those around her and struggled after her relationship broke up.
Obviously she died on May 23 or 24.
“Before she died, she was abandoned by virtually everyone who wasn’t related,” said an anonymous source.
Following the success of H Brand, Mrs. Horseman (left) unveiled two more labels with her business partner Tara Cunniffe – Theron and H Brand Faux
“That’s the tragic truth about her decline. When her life got really tough, most of her so-called friends from society were nowhere to be seen. They had moved on to the next nighttime sensation.”
Mrs. Horseman reportedly battled an eating disorder for years before her death.
Friends previously claimed she had a heart condition and in 2007 she suffered a heart attack at the age of 22.
But in the past 12 months, amid lockdowns and restrictions on socializing, Ms Horseman has been overwhelmed with loneliness, the publication reported.
In the weeks before her death, Ms Horseman was also reportedly hospitalized due to respiratory problems.
Her last major public appearance was in 2017 for a charity fundraiser.
Mrs. Horseman was the mother of three children aged ten, eight and six whom she shares with her former partner Joe Dahdah (Mrs Horseman is pictured right with other socialites such as Roxy Jacenko, left)
A coroner will determine the cause of death of Mrs. Horseman.
Ms Horseman was close to many of Sydney’s most esteemed socialites and has been pictured with PR powerhouse Roxy Jacenko and billionaire heiress Francesca Packer at several exclusive events.
During her fashion career, she was lovingly crowned “Cashmere Queen.”
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Mrs. Horseman (second from right) was close to many of Sydney’s most highly regarded socialites and has been pictured with PR powerhouse Roxy Jacenko (second from left) and billionaire heiress Francesca Packer at several exclusive events