Internet Haters Tied to Model's Suicide

Claudia Boerner, 32, found dead after TV show appearance sparks attacks
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2012 12:08 AM CDT
Internet Haters Linked to Cooking Model Suicide
Claudia Boerner was found dead of an apparent suicide in her home following Internet attacks on her appearance on a German cooking show.   (redchillymasala)

Internet haters apparently helped drive a German model to suicide when they attacked her appearance. Claudia Boerner, 32, was found dead in her home after neighbors reported a strong smell of gas. Her death followed a flood of Internet and email attacks following a guest stint on a German cooking show, the Perfect Dinner, reports the Daily Mail. Bloggers sniped about her fake breasts and slammed her for being an exhibitionistic attention seeker. A message on the program's website said producers were "surprised and shocked at the news. She struck us as a friendly, open-minded young woman," the statement added. (More suicide stories.)

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