Pixie Australian newsreader Charmaine Dragun splattered herself all over the seaside in November 2007 after jumping off a cliff called "The Gap", a notorious suicide spot near Sydney. The "beautiful and bubbly" Perth native took her life just hours before she was due to read the 5pm Perth news bulletin from the Ten Network's Sydney studios.
In a 2006 interview, Dragun said that she hated Sydney and she really missed Perth. Her boyfriend Simon Struthers, a forensic pathologist and musician, said that he received a text message from Charmaine, moments before she an-heroically left him forever, expressing her noble actions.
The couple, who had been together since they were 16, had also begun talking about ruining their lives by starting a family. A music lover, Dragun purchased Bjork concert tickets hours before her body was found at the base of sea-cliffs, and of course, the logical response to almost listening to Bjork is suicide.
From Sydney To Perth
Google Maps says they are 3,951 km apart, and it takes about 2 days to get from one to the other by car. On an airplane, it takes about 4 hours.
A kind gesture
In response to Dragun's suicide, the Ten Network announced that it would move the program back to Perth.
Shit nobody cares about
An inquest has recently be launched into her death, but who gives a fuck, amiright?. UPDATE UPDATE! After 3 years of interviews, testimony and research the inquisition has discovered that Charmaine was in fact depressed, shocking everyone without a brain.
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