Model Annalize Braakensiek took her life last week
Model Annalize Braakensiek mourned the two men she loved most when she took her own life last week, friends have said.
The 46-year-old Bondi icon was split in April 2018 with her stockbroker-husband Danny Goldberg and had just moved to her new apartment in Potts Point when, according to reports, the family found her deadly overdosed, according to a report from The Daily Telegraph.
Her shock from her 16-year-old husband had her staggered, friends said, and she had trouble leaving Bondi.
Photo agency executive Kasey Drayton said that Braakensiek dreamed of marrying Mr. Goldberg since the couple met.
She was absolutely crazy about him and lost him – it broke her & # 39 ;, she said.
Mrs. Drayton said that no matter what she saw, Vomiting was always able to find a silver lining, or a positive twist, so she was really just startled & # 39; to hear the death of the model.
& # 39; For me, there were actually no red flags. She had some problems, but overall it seemed like she was going forward, "she said.
While vomiting was destroyed by the collapse of her marriage, friends said that she also mourned a man she had lost more than a decade earlier.
The 46-year-old had previously had trouble with a mental illness, and friends said she mourned the end of her marriage and her father
At the age of 19, the model and the presenter finally gathered enough information to find her father, sailor Odd Karlsen.
Braakensiek met her father only in 1993, but the couple was quickly befriended. Odd Karsen (photo) died in 2004, so the model remained broken
She had not known much about the Norwegian man who grew up, but quickly started to find him.
A chance meeting at San Francisco International Airport in 1992, where Braakensiek worked as a waitress, led her to a man who knew Karlsen, and the father and daughter finally met in 1993 in a regatta.
Those in the vicinity of Braakensiek and Karlsen say that they are directly connected, with the pair not only sharing their good looks, but also their natural appearance.
A friend told the Telegraph meeting that her father is the last piece of the puzzle & # 39; felt at Braakensiek.
When Karlsen died after a long battle against cancer in 2004, when he was not yet 68, Braakensiek was crushed.
& # 39; They were similar in many different ways and had so little bit of these extraordinary lives. But he died less than 10 years later and she was devastated. She loved him, "a friend told the Telegraph.
Not much is known about the last movements of Braakensiek. Friends had gone to check her in her new apartment after they had not heard from her for a few days when they found her.
Neighbors and local companies all said that they had never seen the woman, who had lived in the department for at least three months.
A woman working in a cafe across the street said she knew everyone who came by, but did not know the model at all.
At the request of Daily Mail Australia many neighbors said that they had heard the news, but were shocked when they learned that Braakensiek lived in their building.
Good friend Gina Byrnes said in a tribute to her friend, shared to social media, that the model & # 39; abandoned & # 39; and & # 39; misunderstood & # 39; had felt.
Vomiting had been very much in the last few months, and friends were checking her when she was in & # 39; days & # 39; had not heard from her
& # 39; You were a work of art and yes, not everyone understood you, but those who did, will never forget you, "she wrote.
& # 39; You are determined to be adventurous and joyful, authentic, creative, sincere and compassionate, forgiving and open-minded. You loved passionately, fiercely and without conditions.
& # 39; We laughed and cried together and shared each other's pain and happiness. Baby I know you felt so abandoned and understood by some people, but you became loved all over the world.
& # 39; Your presence and unselfish creative soul have touched so many people hearts. & # 39;
Braakensiek was a fierce ambassador for R U OK, a charity for suicide prevention, and had voiced his own struggle with a mental illness.
She said that when she was first immobilized & # 39; through depression, she felt that she had little support because friends had trouble finding the words to reach her.
& # 39; Very few people asked me & # 39; was I okay? & # 39; And when I said [I wasn’t], they ran, & # 39; she told the Sydney Morning Herald in 2017.
& # 39; I was so shocked by the reaction of so-called friends – the aggression, the lack of support. That is when I really realized that the negative stigma with psychiatric disorders is unrestrained. People have that real "what are you supposed to be depressed about?" & # 39;
Neighbors were not aware that she even lived in the building of her new apartment in Potts Point (photo)
She said that many people did not understand how her successful, striking life did not shield her from her inner demons.
& Suicide and the feeling that you are about to be; success does not come. & # 39;
After she became ambassador of R U OK ?, Braakensiek continued to talk about mental health, often on Instagram about her own struggles.
She described in one of her latest messages: "The challenges of life have been deep, dark, difficult, demanding and down right scary lately."
Braakensiek broke off brokerage husband and wife Danny Goldberg in April 2018 and left Bondi, where they both lived, at least three months ago
& # 39; Everything seems to be twisted and upside down right now … am I right? & # 39; she posted nearly 40,000 followers in mid-December.
Ms. Braakensiek also gave "thanks to all who have behaved me during this turbulent year", "adding time to breathe in the new beginning and letting go of the old … come by 2019 already say" I & # 39 ;.
In another post weeks before she said: "Is not it unbelievable how life has such variable highs and lows, and insane contrasts? & # 39;
EVERYTHING FINE? chief executive Brendan Maher said the organization was destroyed & # 39; was to hear the death of Braakensiek, and noted that the woman is very loved and respected & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; We still process the news we have heard today. Annalize has been a huge voice for suicide prevention in Australia, "he said in a statement.
"Nothing we have ever asked of Annalize was too much, she has risen again and again to share our message, even when she is going through her difficult times.
We could not have asked for a more sincere, friendly and sincere spokesman. & # 39;