High-profile Australian model Annalise Braakensiek has been found dead in her Sydney apartment at the age of 46.
Police officers were called to her home in the inner-city suburb of Potts Point about 3.30pm on Sunday.
Close friends and family became concerned for the model’s wellbeing after she stopped replying to their text messages on Thursday, news.com.au reported.
Her tragic death follows a series of cryptic Instagram posts which detailed how her life had become ‘dark, difficult, demanding and down right scary lately.’
In one of the last posts to her 40,000 followers on December 15, she wrote: ‘Everything seems to feel twisted and upside down at the moment’.
‘Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you who have helped me though my dark clouds,’ she wrote in another Instagram post about her mental health struggles.
High-profile Australian model Annalise Braakensiek has been found dead in her Sydney apartment at the age of 46
Friends began to worry about the 46-year-old’s wellbeing when Braakensiek failed to respond to text messages or phone calls since Thursday
A close friend of the model, Adriana Dib, said she spoke to Braakensiek (pictured) in the days leading up to her death and she seemed happy and ‘upbeat’
Braakensiek split with her stockbroker husband Danny Goldberg in April last year after 16 years together.
She bought the Potts Point apartment in November last year after their separation.
In a since-deleted Instagram post, she wrote: ‘I don’t know if a broken heart mends or learns to live in pieces’.
‘A dear friend will kindly fly me over for some R&R to spend time with my American tribe I haven’t seen in way too many years,’ she told Daily Mail Australia at the time.
The TV personality, who described her 16 years with Danny as ‘amazing’, did not reveal what prompted the breakup.
Braakensiek previously revealed she’d battled with depression for years and was an ambassador for RUOK? Day in 2017.
Braakensiek split with her stockbroker husband Danny Goldberg (pictured) in April after 16 years together
Police officers were called to her apartment in Potts Point (pictured, her apartment building) around 3.30pm on Sunday afternoon
A close friend of the model, Adriana Dib, said she spoke to Braakensiek in the days leading up to her death and she seemed happy and ‘upbeat’.
‘I spoke to Annalise on Wednesday night and I thought she sounded okay,’ Ms Dib told news.com.au.
‘I wasn’t worried at all. We discussed the new year and all the wonderful things we would get to conquer and achieve.’
‘My life was better for having had her in it. We were kindred. I felt very lucky. The world has lost a genuine beacon of beautiful light.’
A police spokesman told Daily Mail Australia officers from the Kings Cross command were called to the apartment on Sunday after reports of a concern for welfare.
When they arrived, just after 3pm, she was already dead.
‘There are no apparent suspicious circumstances, however a post-mortem examination will take place to determine the cause of death,’ the spokesman said.
Police will prepare a report for the coroner.
For confidential support call the Lifeline 24-hour crisis support on 13 11 14.
Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can contact Lifeline.
Braakensiek previously revealed she’d battled with depression for years and was an ambassador for RUOK? Day in 2017
A police spokesman told Daily Mail Australia officers from the Kings Cross command were called to the apartment on Sunday after reports of a concern for welfare