The social media sensation passed away on Thursday evening after being hospitalized for a blockage in her carotid artery on Monday, which resulted in a stroke that left the young model in critical condition.
“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,” May’s family tells E! News in a statement.
She leaves behind millions of fans and followers, and a heartbroken family, “Known as MsKatieMay on the Internet and the Queen Of Snapchat.
Family Members have started a GoFundMe page to try and raise $100,000 to support the child, May is survived by her 7-year-old daughter. The donation page states, She was an #inspiration and a guiding light to so many people in this world, Anyone who was lucky enough to know KatieMay was truly blessed by her incredible heart, mind and soul.
The page has raised just over $8,700 so far with donations from 39 people over the last 10 hours. Our thoughts go out to her loved ones during this hard time.
Source: eonline.com, Tmz.com, viraltown.xyz