Model and Social Media Influencer Niece Waidhofer Dies by Suicide at 31

According to her family, Waidhofer apparently tried to be transparent about her mental health struggles with her Instagram followers.

Niece Waidhofer, a social media influencer and model, has died by suicide. She was 31.

“Sadly, Niece took her own life after a long battle with mental health issues,” her family told TMZ. “She was very open with her followers about her struggles, even wanting to help followers who also suffered.”

A nonprofit titled “Peace From Niece” is set to be created in her honor, according to TMZ, which will aid mental health awareness and fund mental illness research.

Law enforcement informed TMZ they received a phone call from a concerned family member who asked officers to check on Waidhofer in her Houston, Texas, home last month.

There, her body was discovered.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Brooke Kato