On February 22, 2014, Dawson died by suicide in her Woolloomooloo, New South Wales, Australia home. A real estate agent found her body when he arrived to inspect the property ahead of its auction. Police were called and confirmed her death at 11:18 am; there were no suspicious circumstances to the death. Toxicology reports state that she had overdosed on a drug, Baclofen, which, is mostly used to help muscle spasming in multiple sclerosis. Her friends were reported to be concerned when she did not update her Twitter or Instagram accounts in the previous 19 hours.
2016: Alexa "Lex" McAllister, "The Bachelor" (prescription pill overdose)
2015: Mark Constantino (above), "Ghost Adventures" (shot his co-star wife, then himself)
2015: Anthony Riley, "The Voice" (hanged himself)
2014: Simone Battle, "The X-Factor" (hanged herself)
2014: Charlotte Dawson, “Celebrity Apprentice,” (Baclofen overdose)
2013: Gia Allemand, "The Bachelor" (hanged herself)
2013: Mindy McCready, "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" (shot herself)
2013: Mark Balelo, "Storage Wars" (carbon monoxide poisoning)
2013: Joshua Marks, "MasterChef" (shot himself)
2011: Russell Armstrong, "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (hanged himself)
2011: Wesley Durden, "Next Great Baker" (shot himself)
2010: Joseph Cerniglia, "Kitchen Nightmares" (jumped off George Washington Bridge)
In 2007, Gordon Ramsay ripped apart struggling New Jersey chef Joseph Cerniglia on “Kitchen Nightmares,” screaming: “Your business is about to f - - king swim down the Hudson.” Three years later, Cerniglia jumped off the George Washington Bridge. Source.The George Washington Bridge, which spans the Hudson River, is among the most frequently chosen sites in the New York City metropolitan area for dying by suicide. In 2012, a new record 18 people threw themselves off the bridge to their deaths, with 43 suicide attempts overall. The Port Authority reports there were 16 suicides in 2013, 18 in 2014, and 18 in 2015.
Cerniglia was the second suicide from a Ramsey show. The first was chef Rachel Brown, of Dallas, who shot herself to death after an appearance on Ramsay's elimination series Hell's Kitchen in 2006.
2010: Julien Hug, "The Bachelorette" (shot himself)
2009: Ryan Jenkins, "Megan Wants a Millionaire" (hanged himself)
2008: Nathan Clutter, "Paradise Hotel" (jumped to his death)
2008: James Terrill, "Supernanny" (shot himself)
2007: Cheryl Kosewicz, "Pirate Master" (suicide in home)
2006: Rachel Brown, "Hell's Kitchen" (shot herself)
2006: Paula Goodspeed, "American Idol" (overdose) Source
2005: Najai Turpin, "The Contender" (shot himself)
2005: Melanie Bell, "Vega Elvis" unaired (jumped to her death)
2004: Kellie McGee, "Extreme Makeover" unaired (overdose)
If you — or someone you know — needs help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you are outside of the US, please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources.