Katie May, a popular social media model who was commonly referred to as the “Queen of Snapchat,” has died after suffering a stroke. The model had been suffering from neck pain and was seeking treatment prior to her stroke on Monday. She was 34.
According to TMZ, “May had been hospitalized since Monday when a blockage in her carotid artery caused the “catastrophic” stroke. She remained in critical condition until her death. Sources tell TMZ she was taken off life support Thursday evening, and she died in L.A. surrounded by family and loved ones.”
Her brother has since released a statement:
“It is with heavy hearts that we confirm the passing today of Katie May – mother, daughter, sister, friend, businesswoman, model and social media star – after suffering a catastrophic stroke caused by a blocked carotid artery on Monday,” the statement reads.
Known as MsKatieMay on the Internet and the “Queen of Snapchat,” she leaves behind millions of fans and followers, and a heartbroken family. We respectfully ask for privacy in this this difficult time. Those wishing to contribute to the living trust being set up for the care of her young daughter may do so at her GoFundMe page.”
Last week Katie took to Twitter to complain about a pinched nerve she got after falling during a photo shoot. The injury turned out to be much more serious than she had originally thought.
The social media starlet has posed for Playboy, Sports Illustrated, and was vying for the Arsenic’s Arsenic Girl title before her shocking death.