Ex-wife of popular 70's singer shot herself while on holiday

British model and socialite, Lucy Ferry, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while on vacation in Ireland. Her former husband opened up about her death.

As reported by Daily Mail, the 58-year-old Lucy's body was found on July 23 in her brother Mark Helmore's cottage. Read more on our Twitter, @amomama_usa

Her older brother Ed told the outlet that his sister had been struggling with depression for quite some time, and it was a battle that she couldn't win.

Authorities investigating the scene found a shotgun in the cottage. It is ruled as a suicide, and no foul play is suspected in connection with her death.

According to The Mirror, Ferry had four children and was married to British singer Bryan Ferry from the early eighties.

The couple divorced after 22 years of marriage and she exchanged vows with Robin Briley, the son of Lady Annabel Goldsmith, three years later.

Bryan said on Twitter that he is "saddened and shocked" by the news, and asked fans and followers of the family to respect their privacy during this time.

Stephanie Watkins sent "prayers, love and positive thoughts,' while Janeen Perutis said Lucy had the "ultimate taste in fashion." 

Rosie said: "She was always so sweet to me on the phone," and explained that she used to work for Richard Guess back in the eighties.

Lucy was a model for many years and posed for Avalon in a controversial photo shoot wearing only a helmet. She loved photography as well.

The photoshoot inspired Bryan's music but he explained that Lucy wasn't fond of the spotlight and effectively retired in 2011.

The family's spokesperson said no further comment would be given. She leaves behind her husband and sons Otis, Isaac, Tara, and Merlin.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.org.

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