Monday 5 December 2016

'Queen of Snapchat' and model Katie May (34) dies after 'catastrophic' stroke

Published 05/02/2016 | 09:44

Model Katie May died from a stroke. Picture: Instagram
Model Katie May died from a stroke. Picture: Instagram
Model Katie May died from a stroke. Picture: Instagram

Playboy model and 'Queen of Snapchat' Katie May has died at 34 after suffering a stroke.

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The popular personality was hailed the queen of the social media app by Sports Illustrated, GQ and a host of other publications, thanks to her memorable behind the scenes modelling posts.

She complained of neck pain and was receiving treatment last weekend when she suffered a stroke on Monday and died.

Her brother Stephen may released a statement to People magazine, saying: "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.

Model Katie May died from a stroke. Picture: Instagram
Model Katie May died from a stroke. Picture: Instagram

"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."

"Katie was a star in every sense of the word and I'll never stop missing her."

She is survived by her daughter Mia (seven).

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