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Dawson memorial to be held on Friday

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A memorial for media personality Charlotte Dawson will be held in Sydney.

Dawson’s family and friends will celebrate the charismatic TV presenter’s life on Friday at The Beresford Hotel in inner city Surry Hills.

New Zealand-born Dawson, 47, was found dead in her apartment at Woolloomooloo in Sydney on Saturday after apparently taking her own life.

The former model had suffered depression and in 2012 was hospitalised after being bombarded with vicious Twitter messages.

Dawson often appeared on morning and breakfast television shows, most recently the Nine Network’s Morning Show on Friday.

Charlotte Dawson
A former kiwi, Dawson achieved much in Australia. Photo: AAP

She was once married to troubled Olympic swimmer Scott Miller.

Those attending Dawson’s memorial have been asked to make a donation to The Smile Foundation or Lifeline.

* Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467.