Daisy Coleman's Mother Dies by Suicide Four Months After Daughter's Suicide | 22 Words

Utterly heartbreaking news just in...

The Coleman family, who was made famous from their appearance in Netflix's Audrie and Daisy, has been through enough this year...

And now, things have gotten even worse after Daisy Coleman's mom, Melinda has died just 4 months after her daughter's death.

Now, Daisy's 2016 documentary took a stark look at multiple rape cases...

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And it challenged how America addresses rape as a subject more broadly, too.

Daisy Coleman was just fourteen-years-old when she was allegedly raped.

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She was plied with alcohol at a Missouri house party and assaulted by a number of boys.

However, no one was ever charged with the crime...

And, to make it even worse, Daisy's community responded with nothing but hostility after the allegations.

Her rape made national headlines...

But, instead of being met with an influx of support, Daisy was relentlessly harassed both online and at school.

However, despite this backlash...

Dasiy was determined to use her experience to change the way our country deals with rape in the future.

She went on to attend Missouri Valley College...

Where she used her platform to co-found SafeBAE with her mom, Melinda Coleman, an organization dedicated to ending the sexual assault of middle school and high school students. The organization also helps survivors cope with their experiences.

So, of course, people were heartbroken to hear the news of her untimely death on August 4th, 2020.

On the day after her death, Melinda confirmed the tragedy on Facebook by writing: "She was my best friend and amazing daughter. I think she had to make make it seem like I could live without her. I can’t. I wish I could have taken the pain from her!"

Tributes came pouring in for the young star...

It was clear that the entire world was left shaken and heartbroken by her tragic death.

But, of course, everyone was wondering the same thing.

How exactly did she die?

Well, Melinda confirmed that Daisy had tragically ended her own life.

She 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."

Her body was discovered after Melinda had called for a police check.

She wrote on Facebook: "She never recovered from what those boys did to her and it’s just not fair. My baby girl is gone."

It is believed that Daisy ended her life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound...

Which, devastatingly, came only hours after she was visited by concerned officers for a "wellness" check. The officers were called to make a wellness check for a "possible suicidal party" at her Colorado apartment where Daisy had allegedly spoken with them for around an hour, TMZ reported.

4 months have since passed since Daisy's heartbreaking death...

And now, things have just taken a tragic turn as it has just been confirmed that Melinda has passed away at the age of fifty-eight. This tragic death comes after also losing her husband, Tristan.

Since the news broke earlier today, tributes have been flooding in for Melinda.

TMZ has reported that Melinda was found dead by suicide on Sunday, December 6th.

SafeBAE has spoken out and says it's in "shock and disbelief" over her suicide, adding: "The bottomless grief of losing her husband, Tristan, and Daisy was more than she could face most days."

SafeBAE called Melinda a "gifted veterinarian, devoted mother and wife, and talented bodybuilder."

"More than anything, she loved and believed in her children."

Rest in Peace, Melinda.

Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to her family during this tragic time. Read on for the most recent tragedies that this year has brought us...