Model niece Waidhofer dies by suicide at age 31

Family and friends mourn the loss of model Cousin Waidhofer

Waidhofer’s family confirmed she died by suicide, according to TMZ, and was discovered after Texas police completed a welfare check at her Houston home sometime last month. She was 31 years old.

“Unfortunately, niece took her own life after a long battle with mental health,” the family told the outlet on June 23, adding that she was often candid with her fans about her mental health before she died. “She was very open with her followers about her struggles,” she added. “Even followers want to help who have suffered too.”

Waidhofer’s family also announced that they will be establishing a non-profit organization called “Peace from Niece” in his memory, with the organization focusing on mental health awareness and providing grants for research into mental illness.

“Niece was more than her struggle,” her family told the outlet. “She was beautiful and kind, sensitive and funny, creative and talented, generous and compassionate, thoughtful and challenging.”

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