Less than a month after word broke that anorexic French model Isabelle Caro had died, comes the tragic news that her mother has committed suicide.
Isabelle's mother Marie reportedly felt "enormous guilt" following the death of her daughter, and took her own life earlier this month, according to the New York Daily News citing Swiss newspaper 20 Minutes.
Isabelle's father Christian Caro told the Swiss paper that his wife "felt guilty for having put my daughter in the Bichat Hospital." It was there, Christian claims, that doctors wanted to run tests on his daughter and put Isabelle to sleep so she would be less "disturbed." "She died because they disconnected her from the machines," he said. Christian Caro has since filed a legal complaint against the hospital.
Isabelle Caro, known for posing nude in a shocking anti-anorexia campaign that ran during Milan Fashion Week in 2007, was vocal about her years-long struggle with the eating disorder which eventually claimed her life at age 28 (though there is no official known cause of death). She spoke out about her decision to be photographed for the disturbing campaign and most recently brought Jessica Simpson to tears when the two met on her short-lived VH1 show, The Price of Beauty. She also told Simpson that she was working to pass a law in French parliament that would prohibit models from working if they are too thin. “What you’re doing right now makes you one of the most beautiful people we have ever seen,” Simpson told Caro (watch the touching clip here).