Annalise Braakensiek has been remembered in the 2019 TV Week Logie Awards in memoriam, reminding Australian's everywhere that we lost the actress and model on the 6th of January this year.
One of Annalise Braakensiek’s closest friends recently expressed his belief that she didn’t take her own life, but rather she was the victim of a tragic accident.
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Big Brother narrator Mike Goldman opened up to the Herald Sun about the shock death of the 46-year-old model after her body was found in her Sydney home in January. Initial reports suggested she had committed suicide.
'She was excited about so many things in the future,' said Goldman, before going on to explain that he felt she was in a good place before her untimely death - having interviewed her just three months before for his On The Mike podcast, where she spoke at length about her past achievements and future plans.
'It annoyed me to see people jump to conclusions, which I personally think is the wrong conclusion,' he said.
'It's a real sad loss and personally I think it was an accident.'
Goldman’s thoughts come just weeks after another friend spoke to The Daily Telegraph anonymously, stating they didn’t believe she wold take her own life.
'I saw her just days before and while everyone knew Annalise could be a fragile person, that doesn't mean she was depressed or depressive.'
The friend is adamant that Annalise died of an accidental drug overdose.
However, Annalise’s mother, Vera Stevens spoke to Channel Seven's Sunday Night show recently and revealed another side to her daughter, explaining that she was obsessed with presenting a picture-perfect life on social media, and had complained that she was 'depressed'.
'I never looked at her Instagram, I never looked at her Facebook, because it upset me,' Vera told the program.
'It wasn't true. She'd put a post like that on Instagram, she'd ring me and say, ''I can't breathe. I'm so depressed"
At the time of her January 6 passing, The Daily Telegraph reported that the model’s marriage breakdown from husband Danny Goldberg in April 2018 left her devastated.
In December, she confessed on Instagram that she had a “challenging year” and talked of her biggest challenge of “not having my own home”.
Annalise was one of Australia's most successful swimsuit models, reaching the heights of her fame in the early 2000s.
She also starred in the popular 2003 film Fat Pizza.