At the age of 31, model Niece Wiedhofer took her own life after a long battle with mental illness.
Niece Waidhofer, a model and social media influencer who was known for her efforts to support her fans through their own mental health challenges, took her own life. FOX3 has learned.
According to our conversations with Niece’s family, “Unfortunately, Niece took her own life after a long fight with mental health concerns.” Niece was 31 years old, passed away in Houston, Texas.
Her family adds that she was very candid with her fans about her troubles, and she even wanted to help followers who also suffered. “She wanted to help followers who also suffered,” her family said. According to the information that was provided to us, in her honor a charitable organization that will be known as “Peace from Niece” will be founded. This organization will work to raise awareness about mental health and will also fund research on mental illnesses.
The family of the niece states that she took great satisfaction in the fact that she was the only author of all of her Instagram postings and that she shot the vast majority of her images without the assistance of a professional photographer.
Law enforcement sources tell us that they received a contact from a worried family member one month ago to check on Niece at her apartment in the Houston region… and that is when she was discovered to be dead. This information pertains to the circumstances that surrounded her passing.
When Waidhofer, who had accumulated 4.2 million followers on Instagram, deleted almost all of her photographs from her account and left only three posts behind, her admirers grew alarmed. Waidhofer only kept three posts. It was discovered that she did that in the days and weeks before she passed away.
Her family also said that “The challenges that she faced did not define niece. She was generous and caring, creative and talented, intellectual and challenging. She was lovely and kind. She was sensitive and hilarious. She was creative and talented. We take comfort in the knowledge that she has been reunited with her father, her three grandparents, her Uncle Rusty, and her beloved Puff; that she is now free to be herself; and that she is finally at peace. While it is extremely painful to say goodbye, we take comfort in the knowledge that she has been reunited with all of these people.”
Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK if you or someone you know is having thoughts of ending their life by taking their own life.