July 29, 2021

Melinda Coleman, mother of Daisy Coleman, dies by suicide 4 months after daughter

Melinda Coleman, mother of sexual assault survivor Daisy Coleman, has died by suicide four months after her daughter’s death.

Melinda Coleman worked as a sexual assault victim advocate after her daughter’s own assault, which was examined in the 2016 Netflix documentary “Audrie & Daisy.” The 58-year-old died by suicide on Sunday evening, according to SafeBAE, the sexual assault prevention organization her daughter co-founded.

“We are in shock and disbelief to share with our SafeBAE family that we lost Melinda Coleman to suicide this evening,” the organization’s statement said. “The bottomless grief of losing her husband, Tristan, and Daisy was more than she could face most days.”

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