Warning: This article discusses suicide.
The family of a young mother believed to have taken her own life was surprised to receive a heartfelt note from the Prime Minister.
Amber Aziza, 27, died on January 28, leaving behind two sons aged 10 and one.
In the wake of the tragedy, her mother received a handwritten note from none other than Jacinda Ardern.
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"I heard recently of the terrible loss of your daughter, and under such tragic circumstances," the Prime Minister wrote.
"I am so, so sorry. My thoughts are with you, Tony, Jamie and Shiloh at this time."
Joanne George told Stuff she was pleased but "baffled" at the note, and doesn't know how the Prime Minister knew of her daughter's death.
She was also confused by the fact that the note used her nickname Jo, as well as referring to her husband Anthony as Tony.
Newshub has approached the Prime Minister's office for comment.
Ms George said she was in "total shock" to learn of her daughter's death, who she described as a "beautiful" and a "happy person".
"Amber was a wonderful mother, and I know she didn't mean to do this," she told Stuff.
Just weeks before her death, Ms Aziza visited Egypt where she met her biological father for the first time.
A Givealittle page has raised more than $2200 for Ms Aziza's two young sons, who will now be raised by Ms George and her husband.
Where to find help and support:
Need to Talk? - Call or text 1737
Lifeline - 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland
Samaritans - 0800 726 666
Depression Helpline - 0800 111 757
- Suicide Crisis Helpline - 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)