Donna Alexander, a Texas native and entrepreneur who appeared on an episode of The Real Housewives of Dallas, died last month after police say she was brutally assaulted by her estranged boyfriend.
She was 34 years old.
Alexander founded and helped run The Anger Room, a facility that permits people to break things as a way to relieve stress.
She was very well known in the Dallas area and was featured just recently on the September 19 episode of this Bravo series when cast member LeeAnne Locken invited the women to The Anger Room to release tension and stress.
Said D’Andra Simmons, one of these Real Housewives, to a local news outlet in response to Alexander’s death:
She was “such a good soul and a nice person… You remember people like that in your life. When I found out what happened to her I had no idea, which is quite often the story.”
What allegedly happened to her in simply horrible.
The 34-year old mother of two, who spent much of her life advocating against domestic violence, was allegedly beaten to death by Nathaniel Mitchell, according to Fox 4.
She was attacked at her home in Grand Prairie on September 21 and rushed to Baylor University Medical Center with severe head injuries, police told The Dallas News.
She died three days later.
As for Mitchell?
He actually accompanied Alexander to the hospital and then was arrested and initially charged with aggravated assault.
However, after Alexander passed away, he was charged with murder and is currently being held in prison without bond.
Alexander is survived by her son and daughter.
She created Anger Room in 2008 in hopes of “providing an alternative to seeing a ‘head doctor’ or talking it out when you’re having a bad day,” she has explained in the past.
Reads the official corporate website:
“The Anger Room facility is a place where you can let your hair down, gear up and destroy real-life mocked rooms that simulate an actual workplace, living area or kitchen – complete with glass, mannequins, TVs, tables and many, many more breakable items.”
“It might sound crazy at first, but we assure you once you’ve tried this method of stress relief, nothing else will compare!”
Alexander’s sister told Fox 4 that Mitchell attacked Alexander after she had kicked him out of her house.
“He ran around the back to my sister’s room and broke in the window,” she said.
“They got into an argument and he attacked her. The children reported they heard arguing and screaming until they got quiet.”
A pair of vigils were held for Alexander in Grand Prairie on Monday night, which marked the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
“I’m happy and I’m sad at the same time. I’m happy that she touched so many people’s lives. I’m sad that she is gone so early. That somebody took her away fro me,” Alexander’s father, Donald, told Fox 4.