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A model and influencer committed suicide after worrying his fans by deleting almost all his Instagram photos.
Niece Waidhofer, 31, died in Houston, Texas.revealed his family.
They told TMZ: “Sadly, Niece took her own life after a long battle with mental health issues.
“She was very open with her supporters about her struggles, even wanting to help supporters who also suffered.”
Cops told TMZ that they received a call from a relative to see Niece at her home.
He had deleted almost all of his Instagram posts, leaving only three on his account.
His last post was a selfie that appears to have been taken in his car, which he uploaded on March 25.
The only other two posts left on her Instagram page are a short clip of Niece dancing with a dog in her arms and an engagement photo of her and a man she wanted to “spend the rest of my life with.”
She captioned the engagement photo: “From our first date I knew this was the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
“Still, there is nothing that could have prepared me for the euphoria I felt when he asked me to be his wife.
“My love, you are everything I will ever want. I will love you with all my heart until my last breath. Always <3”.
Family members described the model as “beautiful and kind, sensitive and funny.”
Relatives have said that he was “reunited” with his father and grandparents.
They told the outlet: “While it is very painful to say goodbye, we are comforted knowing that he was reunited with his father, his three grandparents, his Uncle Rusty and his beloved Puff; and that now she is free to be herself and finally at peace.”
TMZ has learned that a non-profit called “Peace from Niece” will be created in his memory to spread mental health awareness and raise money for mental illness research. The influencer had more than 4.2 million followers on Instagram.