Who was Annalise Braakensiek, what was her cause of death and when was she on Home and Away?

HEARTFELT tributes are continue to pour in after Australian model Annalise Braakensiek was found dead in her Sydney apartment on Sunday afternoon.

Here is everything you need to know about the beloved Home & Away star and what TV programmes and films she starred in.

Who was Annalise Braakensiek and when was she on Home and Away?

Annalise was found dead in her Sydney apartment after friends hadn't heard from her for days, news.com.au reports.

Actress and model Annalise, 46, was well known in Bondi, Sydney, and still in demand as a swimsuit model after nearly 30 years in the business.

The 45-year-old had posted a message in December on social media touching on her "challenging year".

In April she split from her husband Danny Goldberg after 16 years together.


A post shared by Annalise Braakensiek (@annalisewithlove)

In the post she wrote "hanging in there by the hair on my chinny chin chin" but added she was looking forward to being back in her own home.

She appeared on Home and Away for one episode in 1998.

What was her cause of death?

Police have said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death, after friends and family became concerned for her.

Her cause of death is not known but police said they would be preparing a report for the coroner.

A close friend of Ms Braakensiek, Adriana Dib, told news.com.au: "To find out today that she’s gone is so devastating, I feel out of body.

“She brought so much magical love to everyone she knew.

“My life was better for having had her in it. We were kindred. I felt very lucky. The world has lost a genuine beacon of beautiful light.”

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