Playboy model Katie May dead at 34

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Playboy model Katie May, who was dubbed the “Queen of Snapchat” and was also popular on Instagram, has died in Los Angeles, county officials say. She was 34 years old.

May had been in a critical condition at a Los Angeles hospital after reportedly suffering a “catastrophic” stroke as the result of a blockage in her carotid artery. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Department confirmed late on Thursday that May had passed away and said an autopsy is pending.

“Anyone who was lucky enough to know Katie May was truly blessed by her incredible heart, mind and soul,” May’s family said on GoFundMe, requesting donations to help May’s 7-year-old daughter Mia. “She was an inspiration and a guiding light to so many people in this world. Please help us by donating money to support her daughter. .. Her daughter was Katie’s whole life, so please help Katie and her family by donating money.”

May had in recent years modeled for magazines such as Playboy and Sports Illustrated, but she also became hugely popular on social media with nearly 2 million followers on Instagram under the name mskatiemay.

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