Netflix star Daisy Coleman died of suicide, aged 23.
Documentary subject Coleman appeared in the 2016 film Audrie & Daisy. Her body was found after her mother, Melinda, called on the police to undertake a welfare check.
He called Coleman “my best friend and [an] extraordinary daughter “while announcing the news on Facebook.
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He continued: “I think it should have made it look like I could live without her. I can not. I wish I could have taken the pain! “
Audrie & Daisy revealed Coleman and Audrie Pott̵
Melissa added: “She never recovered from what those guys did to her and it’s not fair. My baby is gone.”
The documentary details Coleman’s allegations that she was raped at a 14-year-old party by 17-year-old Matthew Barnett.
After the news became known for national titles, his family was forced to move from Maryland. Eventually the case was dropped, which Coleman’s family claimed was due to the fact that Barnett’s family had local political ties.
Coleman went on to found SafeBAE (Before Anyone Else), a non-profit organization focused on stopping sexual assault among school students and helping young survivors.
A statement released by SafeBAE said: “[We are] shocked and shocked by his disappearance. “
“He had many coping demons and he had faced them and overcome them all, but as many of you know, healing is not a straight or easy path. He fought longer and harder than we will ever know. “
The statement added that Coleman would like the young survivors to help “know that they are listened to, they count, they are loved and there are places to get the help they need.”
Audrie & Daisy previewed at the Sundance Film Festival. He went on to win a Peabody award.
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