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French Model Isabelle Caro Dead, "Ambassador of Anorexia"

Isabelle Caro, a French model who battled anorexia since the age of 12, has died as a result of a lung infection after a two week hospitalization in Tokyo, Japan. Caro's family released news of her mid-November death on December 29, 2010.

Caro was a self proclaimed "ambassador for anorexia." Caro used her emaciated figure to draw attention to eating disorders in a Oliviero Toscani advertising campaign launched in 2007. Caro was very open and honest about her battle against anorexia and was hospitalized on several occasions for nearly starving to death. At the age of 20, she was admitted into a hospital for treatment of the harrowing disorder weighing a mere 55 pounds for her 5'5 frame.

Details of Caro's life are available in her 2008 autobiography entitled "The Little Girl Who Didn't Want To Get Fat."

Caro was 28 at the time of her death.

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