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Mother of anorexic model commits suicide

Jan 20, 2011 | 12:15pm EST

Caro, who gave anorexia a face in a shocking 2007 awareness campaign, passed away at the Bichat Hospital in France on 17 November (10) after battling the eating disorder for almost 15 years.

Now it has emerged her mum, Marie, took her own life earlier this month (Jan11) after struggling with the "guilt" she felt after forcing her daughter to stay at the medical centre to receive treatment for severe dehydration. Staff at the facility are now facing legal action over allegations of negligence, which reportedly led to Caro's death.

Caro's stepfather, Christian, tells Swiss newspaper 20 Minutes, "(Marie) felt guilty for having put my daughter in the Bichat Hospital. My daughter did not want to go to that hospital."

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