A 31-year-old woman, extremely popular on Instagram and followed by more than 4.2 million people, has taken her own life.
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Niece Waidhofer was a model and was involved in mental health causes, among other things; in particular, she helped her admirers get through difficult times.
“Unfortunately, Niece took his own life after a long battle with mental health issues,” his family told gossip site TMZ.
“She was very transparent with her followers about her difficulties and even wanted to help those who were suffering”.
A nonprofit called “Peace from Niece” is set to be created in his honor, according to TMZ. The organization will help raise awareness of mental health issues and fund research.
A family member of Niece Waidhofer notified emergency services after hearing no news from the woman. The police went to her residence in Houston, Texas, where they found her lifeless.
Shortly before taking action, she deleted almost all of her Instagram account, leaving only three photos, which alerted her admirers.
When news of his passing broke, fans were quick to share their condolences on social media.
“She was one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram. Mental health is super important. More than you can imagine.”
“She was beautiful and kind, sensitive and funny, creative and talented, generous and compassionate, thoughtful and nurturing. Although it’s so painful to say goodbye, we are reassured to know that she is reunited with her father, her three grandparents, her Uncle Rusty and her beloved Puff; and that she is now free to be herself and, finally, at peace,” her loved ones added.
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