Sahar Mourad


Model dies after battle with mental illness

Model dies after battle with mental illness

Model and influencer Niece Waidhofer has died following a long battle with mental illness, something she was very vocal about to her 4.2 million followers.

The 31-year-old was found dead in her home in Katy, outside of Houston, in May 2022 after a concerned family member raised the alarm. 

“Sadly, Niece took her own life after a long battle with mental health issues,” a family member told TMZ.

“She was very open with her followers about her struggles, even wanting to help followers who also suffered.”

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The influencer rose to fame in 2015 after starting the popular 'Roast Me' trend on Reddit and had fans worried after deleting almost all of her Instagram posts except for three. 

Her final posts include a selfie complimenting her new blonde hair, a video playing with her pet dog, and the engagement photo with her ex. 

In her Niece’s honour, the family will be creating a non-profit organisation for mental health awareness which looks to give grants into mental illness research. 

It will be called “Peace from Niece”.

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