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Private funeral to be held for fashion designer Edwina Horseman who died at the age of 36

Private funeral to be held for fashion designer and mother-of-three who was ‘abandoned by fairweather friends’ before she tragically died in her $15million home aged 36 after battling years-long illness

  • Edwina Horseman, the designer of fashion label H Brand, has died aged 36  
  • Horseman lived in Bellevue Hill in Sydney’s east and has three young children 
  • It’s understood she had battled a long term illness and had a heart condition 
  • Friends said she was ‘abandoned’ by everyone except family before her death
  • A family-only funeral service will be held for Ms Horseman next week

A private family-only funeral will be held to farewell a successful Australian fashion designer who died at the age of 36 after battling an eating disorder and loneliness. 

Edwina Horseman was found dead inside her $15million Bellevue Hill home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs last week.

The designer and socialite, who entered Sydney’s social scene in 2011 with the launch of her luxury cashmere and fur label, H Brand, had reportedly been struggling for years before her death.

A funeral service will be held next week with a small wake with close friends and family only to follow, the Daily Telegraph reported. 

Edwina Horseman (pictured left) has died at the age of 36. She was the designer behind fur and cashmere label H Brand and good friends with Roxy Jacenko (right)

Friends claimed she felt abandoned by the A-Listers who once showered her in affection and struggled after the disintegration of her relationship with uniform manufacturer, Joe Dahdah (pictured together)

Friends claimed she felt abandoned by the A-Listers who once showered her in affection and struggled after the disintegration of her relationship with uniform manufacturer, Joe Dahdah (pictured together) 

Ms Horseman has three children aged ten, eight and six who she shares with her former partner and uniform manufacturer Joe Dahdah. 

She and Mr Dahdah had separated a year ago.

The 36-year-old launched the label back in 2011 with her sister before going on to unveil two other brands with business partner Tara Cunniffe – Theron and H Brand Faux.  

Friends previously told the publication Ms Horseman was abandoned by those around her and struggled following the breakdown of her relationship. 

It’s understood she died on May 23 or 24. 

‘Before she died, she was abandoned by pretty much everyone who wasn’t family,’ an anonymous source reportedly said.

Following the success of H Brand, Ms Horseman (left) went on to unveil two further labels with her business partner Tara Cunniffe - Theron and H Brand Faux

Following the success of H Brand, Ms Horseman (left) went on to unveil two further labels with her business partner Tara Cunniffe – Theron and H Brand Faux

‘That’s the tragic truth about her decline. When her life got really tough, most of her so-called society friends were nowhere to be seen. They’d moved on to the next overnight sensation.’

Ms Horseman had reportedly been battling an eating disorder for years prior to her death. 

Friends previously claimed she had a heart condition, and in 2007 aged just 22, she suffered a heart attack.

But in the last 12 months amid lockdowns and restrictions on socialising, Ms Horseman had become overwhelmed by loneliness, the publication reported.

In the weeks before her death Ms Horseman had reportedly also been admitted into hospital for respiratory-related issues.

Her last major public appearance was in 2017 for a charity fundraiser. 

Ms Horseman was a mother to three children aged ten, eight and six who she shares with her former partner Joe Dahdah (Ms Horseman is pictured centre right with other socialites such as Roxy Jacenko, left)

Ms Horseman was a mother to three children aged ten, eight and six who she shares with her former partner Joe Dahdah (Ms Horseman is pictured centre right with other socialites such as Roxy Jacenko, left)

A coroner will determine the cause of Ms Horseman’s death.

Ms Horseman was close with a lot of Sydney’s most esteemed socialites and has been pictured with PR powerhouse Roxy Jacenko and billionaire heiress Francesca Packer at several exclusive events.

She’d affectionately been crowned the ‘cashmere queen’ during her fashion career.

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Ms Horseman (second from right) was close with a lot of Sydney's most esteemed socialites and has been pictured with PR powerhouse Roxy Jacenko (second from left) and billionaire heiress Francesca Packer at several exclusive events

Ms Horseman (second from right) was close with a lot of Sydney’s most esteemed socialites and has been pictured with PR powerhouse Roxy Jacenko (second from left) and billionaire heiress Francesca Packer at several exclusive events

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