‘Snapchat Queen’ Katie May Dies At 34
Social media sensation Katie May, nicknamed the "Snapchat Queen", died Thursday evening at the age of 34.
The former Playboy model was hospitalized Monday for a blockage in her carotid artery, which led to a stroke which ultimately took her life.
"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," said May's family in a statement.
"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 difficult time."
May leaves behind a seven-year-old daughter, and her family has started a GoFundMe page to raise $100,000 to help support her daughter.