Social media influencer and model Niece Waidhofer has taken her own life weeks ago, Houston police said.
Officers discovered Niece Waidhofer’s body in her home after a relative asked for a welfare check. The 31-year-old woman is believed to have died late last month of a suicide.
“Niece was more than her struggles,” the family said in a statement. “She was beautiful and kind, sensitive and funny, creative and talented, generous and compassionate, thoughtful and challenging.”
“While it is so very painful to say goodbye, we take comfort knowing she is reunited with her father, her three grandparents, her Uncle Rusty, and her beloved Puff; and that she is now free to be herself, and finally, at peace.”
Waidhofer had been very open about her mental health issues and used to share her struggles with her 4.2 million followers and even try to help those in the same situation.
“She was of my favorite people to follow on Instagram,” one follower wrote. “Mental health is super important. More than you can possibly fathom.”