Annalise Braakensiek, an Australian model and actress who appeared on game shows and soap operas, was found dead inside her Sydney apartment on Sunday, police said. She was 46.
Police found Braakensiek’s body after friends said they had not heard from the model and were concerned about her welfare, Sky News reported. Her cause of death has not been released, although authorities reportedly did not find her in any suspicious circumstances.
Braakensiek had recently opened up about her “turbulent” year following her split from husband Danny Goldberg in April after 16 years together. At the time, she wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post: “I don’t know if a broken heart mends or learns to live in pieces.”
“Life’s challenges have been deep, dark, difficult, demanding and down right scary lately,” she wrote in a Dec. 14 Instagram post.
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