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Anorexic French model Isabelle Caro dies at the age of 28

Last Updated: Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 12:16

Washington: Isabelle Caro, the French actress and model who publicly talked about her almost life-long battle with anorexia, passed away last month. She was 28.

Caro died on Nov. 17 after returning to France from a job in Tokyo, according to her longtime acting instructor, Daniele Dubreuil-Prevot.

Dubreuil-Prevot said she did not know the cause of death but that Caro "had been sick for a long time," referring to her anorexia, reports CBS News.

Caro’s anorexic image appeared in a shock Italian ad campaign photographed by Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani in 2007 for an Italian fashion house.

Under the headline ‘No Anorexia,’ images across newspapers and billboards showed Caro naked, vertebrae and facial bones protruding.

Caro said in interviews she had suffered from anorexia since she was 13 and blamed her disease on "a troubled childhood."


First Published: Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 12:16

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