The despondent mom of sex-assault advocate Daisy Coleman has taken her personal life — 4 months after her 23-year-old daughter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound whereas on a name together with her boyfriend, in keeping with a report.
Melinda Coleman, 58, was discovered lifeless Sunday night, according to The Sun.
“We’re in shock and disbelief to share with our SafeBAE household, that we misplaced Melinda Coleman to suicide,” the intercourse assault prevention group that Daisy launched announced on Instagram.
“The bottomless grief of dropping her husband, Tristan, and Daisy was greater than she might face most days,” it mentioned.
“Melinda was a gifted veterinarian, devoted mom and spouse, and gifted physique builder,” SafeBAE continued. “Greater than something, she cherished and believed in her kids.
“It’s no accident that she created among the most gifted, passionate, and resilient kids. Out hearts are endlessly with Logan & Charlie,” it added, referring to the surviving sons.
“My daughter Catherine Daisy Coleman dedicated suicide tonight. In the event you noticed loopy / messages and posts it was as a result of I known as the police to test on her,” Melinda wrote on Fb on the time.
Daisy, one of many topics of the 2016 Netflix documentary “Audrie & Daisy,” died by suicide in August. Her physique was discovered after her mom requested police to conduct a welfare test.
“She was my finest buddy and wonderful daughter. I feel she needed to make it look like I might reside with out her. I can’t. I want I might have taken the ache from her! She by no means recovered from what these boys did to her and it’s simply not honest. My child woman is gone.”
Melinda’s dying is the newest tragedy to strike the household after Daisy’s brother Tristan died in a automotive crash in June 2018. Her husband additionally died in a automotive crash when the Netflix star was a baby, in keeping with The Solar.
Daisy was raped at a celebration in Maryville, Missouri, in January 2012, when she was 14 years previous. She was harassed on-line and in school after the rape, which made nationwide headlines.
Her attacker was by no means convicted.
“Audrie & Daisy” detailed Coleman and Audrie Pott’s experiences with sexual assault and the way their households coped with the trauma. The film, directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, premiered on the 2016 Sundance Movie Pageant.
Daisy, additionally labored as a mannequin and tattoo artist, spent months dwelling in worry of a stalker was attempting to get into her Colorado dwelling — and had filed a harassment complaint simply hours earlier than her suicide.