BRITAIN'S Got Talent star Kerri-Anne Donaldson revealed her "innerdemons" in tragic last social media posts before she died.
The 38-year-old's death was sadly confirmed this morning by her older sister in a heartbreaking Facebook post.
Kerri-Anne was known for being part of the dance group Kings and Queens, who appeared on BGT in 2014.
The Latin dance troupe, which included Strictly pros Neil and Katya Jones and Kai Widdrington, made it all the way to the semi-final of the ITV show.
She has been described as woman who had the "cheekiest laugh and a heart of gold".
However, in one of the final posts to her blog, the "beautiful dancer" told how she was struggling after her career had taken a "hit".
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On March 16 last year, Kerri-Anne wrote: "The last two years have challenged me beyond belief, it’s definitely not all been sunshine and rainbows.
"My career was hit so badly that indeed, it affected my financial situation.
"My future prospects were put on hold for the foreseeable, and my motivation was becoming harder to maintain.
"I have admittedly had moments of self doubt and anxiety, and I have had to take action to save myself from those dark places that are very hard to return from.
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"So the world wants perfection, and here I am, the furthest thing from it.
"I am now stuck in a hamster wheel, trying to move forward without admitting to anyone, including myself, that my life isn’t as shiny as it seems.
Kerri-Anne also admitted in August 2021 that she had an "unhealthy relationship with food" but was battling through.
She added: "I consider myself mentally strong, but even the strong ones have vulnerabilities.
"I don’t remember the last time I went to a restaurant and didn’t look at the calories before the ingredients or the last time I missed a cardio session.
"I will probably always have an unhealthy relationship with food and my metabolism will forever rest in peace but the strong, educated woman I am now, motivates me to keep challenging those inner demons."
It is not yet known how the star died.
Sharing family pictures to Facebook, sister Cara Donaldson said: "My heart hurts and my world has just collapsed around me.
"My beautiful baby sister is no longer with us and I don't know how to process it.
"I love you Kerri, you're my best friend, we were inseparable and right now I don't know how to fill the void. Be peaceful and hold Nan tight."
I am now stuck in a hamster wheel, trying to move forward without admitting to anyone, including myself, that my life isn’t as shiny as it seems
Tributes have since poured in for Kerri-Anne.
Fellow dance group member Neil said: "Kerri Anne Donaldson- remember that name and please never forget it because it belongs to a woman who loved to dance, create and perform, she had the cheekiest laugh and a heart of gold.
"She hated getting in the car with me, but would always listen to my crazy ideas, we shared so many moments and stories and she was always the voice of reason.
"Kerri you were my friend and like my big sister."
Fellow Strictly dancer Joanne Clifton also paid her respects to the "beautiful dancer".
She said: "I have no words… This is just heartbreaking.. truly devastating.
"We’ve known you and shared the dance floor with you basically all our lives.
"Dance up there with the angels Kerri.. you beautiful dancer, you beautiful soul."
Amy Dowden added: "So shocked and sad. Such a beautiful dancer and kind soul.
"Sending love to all your family and friends. Heaven has certainly gained an angel. Keep dancing up there lovely."
Motsi Mabuse added: "R.I.P dear."
Maisie Smith, who appeared on Strictly in 2020, shared a black and white picture of Kerri-Anne to her Instagram.
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The actress said: "I can't believe it.
"So beautiful, so kind. Rest in peace angel."
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