Australian TV Star Charlotte Dawson dead

IANS| Updated: Feb 23, 2014, 15:10 PM IST

Sydney: Former model and Australian TV star Charlotte Dawson was found dead at her home here. She was 47.

According to a local newspaper of Sydney, Dawson was found dead Feb 22 by a real estate agent who was getting her apartment ready for a viewing, reports a website.

Authorities said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.

The actress is said to have spent Feb 21 shooting a morning show and then had brunch with a friend. She was reportedly last spotted "looking healthy" and "smiling in the sunshine".

Dawson left her native New Zealand at age 16 to become a model in New York City. She settled in Australia a decade later as a TV personality.

She is best known as the judge of `Australia`s Next Top Model`, hosting the boxing reality show `The Contender Australia` and appearing on the Australian version of `The Celebrity Apprentice`.

It is said Dawson suffered from depression for a long time and was admitted to a hospital in 2012 after being targeted by cyber bullies.

Dawson married Olympic swimmer Scott Millerin 1999 but they were divorced two years later. She had no children.