ABLETT FAM­ILY TRAGEDY

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS - AARON LANGMAID AND RYAN TENNISON

THE fam­ily of AFL star Gary Ablett is in mourn­ing af­ter the sud­den death of the foot­baller’s old­est sis­ter.

De­tails sur­round­ing Natasha Ablett’s death were not known but it’s un­der­stood the 35-year-old died alone at home. There were no sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances.

Ms Ablett had a long his­tory of men­tal health is­sues and was a driv­ing fac­tor in her brother’s des­per­ate bid to re­turn home. Sis­ter Alisha Ablett ex­pressed her grief in an on­line post last night. “Natasha – you were the strong­est women Iv (sic) ever known and an ab­so­lute heart of gold!’’

Ms Ablett had been seek­ing reg­u­lar treat­ment for schizophre­nia.

Ablett Jnr had not com­mented pub­licly on his sis­ter’s death last night but ear­lier this week, ad­mit­ted re­turn­ing to Gee­long from the Gold Coast was a pri­or­ity.

Natasha Ablett and, in­set, her brother, Gold Coast Suns star Gary Ablett Jr.

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