America's Next Top Model star Jael Strauss dead

06 December, 2018, 05:23 | Author: Cecil Buchanan

She was just 34 years old. She was a attractive, big wild soul filled with energy and kindness. "Good God!" she wrote on Instagram.

The former ANTM contestant previously announced her stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis on Facebook in October 2018. Strauss had reportedly made a decision to stop her chemotherapy treatments near the end of October and was moved to hospice mid-November.

TMZ reports sources close to the model confirm she passed on Tuesday around 11 a.m.

Following the news of her death, Jael's family said in a statement: 'The one blessing was that we were able to show her how loved she was before she passed. "Jael, being the selfless person that she is, has helped countless people throughout her life as an advocate for recovery and social justice", the page reads.

After moving into a hospice she took to Facebook to tell fans about her devastating diagnosis.

'I have an inner conflict, because I know that my story has helped so many people.

Jael Strauss lost her battle with breast cancer. "Due to the overwhelming sickness associated with the chemo, she has made the decision to stop chemotherapy at this time". With treatment it may prolong my life longer than the "few months" doctors said I could make it.

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She concluded: "I don't want to die. I need another one of those miracles that I got back in 2013" ― a reference to her overcoming substance abuse that year.

Unbroken: Posting a video getting her head shaved on October 15 Jael wrote: "My cancer can't grow as fast as my LOVE". Thankful for the masses of support, we are unstoppable'.

Stage IV, or metastatic breast cancer, isn't the same for everyone. "Those of us who know her understand that she is a fighter, but this fight will be a long, rocky, and definitely expensive one".

"We can honour her best by trying to #lovelikejael".

After cameras showed up to Jael's house, she agreed to visit the show - but before being brought onto the stage, she fled the set, leading to Dr Phil speaking to her in the Paramount lot. £14,150) out of a $30,000 goal to fund her treatment.

Strauss finished in sixth place on the eighth season of "America's Next Top Model" back in 2007.

In August, Strauss posted that she was officially 5 years sober. It's really fantastic. It's a huge miracle to still be breathing after what I was up to and I'm so grateful. Recovery is possible for everyone no matter how far gone you think you are'.

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