“High Mannequin has misplaced a phenomenal soul. We are going to all keep in mind Jael and her fun-loving spirit and delightful soul,” the 45-year-old wrote by way of Twitter on Wednesday, December 5.
High Mannequin has misplaced a phenomenal soul. We are going to all keep in mind Jael and her fun-loving spirit and delightful soul.
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) December 5, 2018
Strauss, 34, died on Tuesday, December four, after a transient battle with stage four breast most cancers. Us Weekly confirmed that she handed away in hospice care at about 11 a.m.
The ANTM alum’s demise got here simply two months after she revealed the analysis on-line. “I used to be gonna write some lengthy factor however a few of you guys need to know,” she wrote on Fb on the time. “On October 2nd I used to be identified with stage IV breast most cancers. It has aggressively unfold all through my physique and is incurable. With remedy, it could lengthen my life longer than the ‘few months’ medical doctors mentioned I might make it. I don’t wish to die.”
She added, “I would like one other a type of miracles that I acquired again in 2013,” seemingly referring to her previous battle with crystal meth dependancy. She reached 5 years of sobriety in August and celebrated the accomplishment on Instagram.
“I do know a number of issues to be true: Miracles are actual, restoration is feasible for everybody regardless of how far gone you assume you’re, We’re by no means too damaged to be put again collectively, Service work feels higher than the best excessive, Sobriety makes you weirder not regular,” wrote on the time. “I’d be useless if it weren’t for all of the love and forgiveness I’ve been showered with by my associates and my household.”
Shortly after Strauss’ analysis, a good friend created a GoFundMe web page to assist pay for medical bills.
“On the finish of September, Jael turned very sick and was identified with aggressive Stage IV Quickly Progressive Metastatic Inflammatory Breast Most cancers,” the outline on the web page learn. “It has metastasized and unfold past the breast tissue. She has simply begun chemo, however we have no idea how issues will play out. What we do know is that Jael is placing all of her vitality and drive into combating this insidious illness and might use as a lot assist and love as doable.”