TV star and former model Charlotte Dawson has been found dead at her Woolloomooloo apartment.
The New Zealand-born celebrity, 47, had a history of depression and had been admitted to hospital in 2012 after vicious social media attacks following her criticism of cyber bullying by Twitter trolls.
Her close friend and fellow Australia's Next Top Model judge Alex Perry led the tributes.
Friends in Australia and around the world took to social media to express their grief.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key tweeted a tribute.
Another close friend, news.com.au Editor-at-Large Melissa Hoyer remembered a happier moment.
Hoyer left a beautiful tribute on Twitter.
Many were quick to link Dawson's death to the abuse she had suffered at the hands of anonymous Twitter trolls.
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