Former "America's Next Top Model" candidate Jael Strauss died in Stage 4 two months after breast cancer became public, Fox News confirms. She was 34 years old.
"I just want to say that Jael lived a full life and loved everyone she met unconditionally," Strauss's close friend told Fox News Tuesday.
"She was a friend of everyone and helped with hundreds of people finding freedom from the pain of addiction," Strauss continued. "She was a proponent of those most in need of support, her love and care knew no bounds, and she was, to put it simply, one of the most incredible people I have ever known.
"She has severely affected all those who have crossed their path."
According to TMZ, citing sources Strauss died on Tuesday morning in a hospice.
The emerging model decided to end chemotherapy at the end of October, and in November, Strauss announced on Facebook that she was spending her first night in a hospice. [1
On October 4, Strauss told fans in a heartbreaking social media article about her cancer diagnosis and said it was" incurable. "
" I wanted Write a long story, but some of you deserve to know, "she wrote on Facebook just days before the month Brest Cancer Awareness.
" On October 2, I was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer and is incurable. "
She continued," With the treatment, my life may be prolonged longer than the doctors said in the few months that I could do it. I do not want to die. I need one more miracle that I returned in 2013.
Strauss, who appeared in the 8th season of the reality show, later confirmed that he had progressive metastatic breast cancer.
On behalf of Strauss, a GoFundMe site was set up in October to help with their medical expenses.
Morgan Evans of Fox News con contributed to this report.