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Advocate And Activist Daisy Coleman Dies By Suicide At 23

The 23-year-old Netflix documentary subject Daisy Coleman died by suicide at the age of 23.

The Cinema Eye Honor Award-winning Coleman had shared her experience as a sexual assault and cyberbullying survivor in the 2016 Netflix documentary ‘Audrie & Daisy.’

The news of her death was shared by mother, Melinda Coleman through Facebook. The grieved mother wrote:

“My daughter Catherine Daisy Coleman committed suicide tonight. If you saw crazy messages and posts it was because I called the police to check on her. She was my best friend and amazing daughter. I think she had to make it seem like I could live without her. I can’t. I wish I could have taken the pain from her! She never recovered from what those boys did to her and it’s just not fair. My baby girl is gone.”

Her brother Audrie Pott who also was subject to sexual assault and cyberbullying died by suicide in 2012.

The organization SafeBAE that Audrie and Daisy founded, released the following message after the news spread:

“Through our shock and sadness, we are releasing a statement about our loss of Daisy. As all of our supporters know, Daisy has fought for many years to both heal from her assault and prevent future sexual violence among teens. She was our sister in this work and much of the driving force behind it. We were not just a non-profit team, but a family. We are shattered and shocked by her passing from suicide. She had been in EMDR therapy for 2 years, working on her triggers and healing from the many traumas in her life. She had many coping demons and had been facing and overcoming them all, but as many of you know, healing is not a straight path or an easy one. She fought longer and harder than we will ever know.”

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