February 8, 2016 4:55 pm
Updated: February 9, 2016 11:58 am

Katie May, Playboy model, dies at 34 after photoshoot accident

WATCH: The 34-year-old model's cause of death has not been publicly released.


The self-titled “Queen of Snapchat,” Katie May, died Thursday at the age of 34 after a photoshoot accident.

TMZ reports that May suffered a neck injury when she fell during a photoshoot on Jan. 29, a week before her death. She experienced pain, was “adjusted” by her chiropractor and examined at the hospital, but was released the same day. She even tweeted about the pain.

Last Monday, the Playboy model suffered a “catastrophic” stroke, leaving her on life support; the stroke was caused by a blockage in her carotid artery. She remained alive with the help of machines, but was taken off on Thursday.

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This was her final Instagram photo.

Katie had a huge presence on social media, with nearly two million people following her on Instagram. She was also very popular on Snapchat and modelled for dozens of publications including Playboy and Sports Illustrated.

May leaves behind a seven-year-old daughter.

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