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1. Tributes pour in for Australian model Annalise Braakensiek found dead in Sydney.
Friends and colleagues have remembered Annalise Braakensiek as “a kind ray of light who just wanted everyone to be happy”.
The Australian model, designer and actress was found dead in her Sydney apartment by police on Sunday afternoon. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.
The 46-year-old had acted in SBS comedy series Fat Pizza as character Claudia Macpherson, and had a small role in Seven’s Home and Away. She also worked with several charities including R U OK?.
Fat Pizza actor Rob Shehadie said he was “gutted” to hear of Braakensiek’s death, describing her as an “amazing person”.
So sad and gutted to hear about the passing of Annalise Braakensiek, she was an amazing person. I will always cherish the great memories we had on the set of Fat Pizza and on tour. God rest your soul Annalise ???? pic.twitter.com/2BBXJhLGiZ
— Rob Shehadie (@robshehadie) January 6, 2019
R U OK put out a statement expressing their sympathies to her family and friends.
“We couldn’t have asked for a more genuine, kind and sincere spokesperson,” they said of her.
“Our team sends condolences to her family and friends at this devastating time.”
Studio 10 celebrity commentator Craig Bennett remembered his friend as an “absolutely gorgeous soul”.
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