Hundreds pay tribute to Charlotte Dawson at Sydney memorial

HUNDREDS of people have gathered in Sydney to remember the life of TV personality charlotte Dawson.

The 47-year-old was found dead in her Wooloomooloo apartment last weekend, following a battle with depression and cyber bullying.

More than 150 showbiz identities, celebrities and representatives from the charities who worked with her gathered to farewell the former model at The Beresford Hotel in Surry Hills.


Among the guests were singer Delta Goodrem, Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim, model Megan Gale and mogul Lachlan Murdoch and his wife Sarah.

Dawson was cremated in a private family ceremony on Wednesday, but her sister Vicky says she would have enjoyed seeing everyone dolled up at today’s classy affair.

Her long-time friend Richard Wilkins opened the service by saying he missed Dawson terribly.

“I wish we weren’t here today…but here we all are, putting on a brave face,” he said.

“Today is a celebration of a wonderful and spectacular life of one of the most beautiful and generous, sharp and witty, sparkling and effervescent, honest and uncompromising people ever put on the planet.”

Designer Alex Perry vowed to fight back against social media bullies.

“Anybody who bullies me or my friends on social media, I’m going for it,” he said.

“I’m tired of turning the other cheek. You know what? F**k you, it’s just not right, and that’s my stand on it.”

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