TikTok star Stacey Pentland has died of lymphoma after a courageous public battle, leaving behind a husband and 4 younger kids. She was 37.
The unlikely social media sensation from Newcastle, England, handed away final Thursday — 19 months after she was identified with the terminal cancer.
Her demise has been confirmed in a now-viral publish shared to her account by her household: “It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that our beautiful Stacey passed away at 20 to 2. Can I ask you to respect the family’s privacy at this difficult time.”
Pentland started sharing quick movies documenting her typically harrowing therapy, and rapidly amassed greater than 200,000 followers and 5.5 million-plus likes. She additionally uploaded clips discussing her husband, Anthony, and her 4 kids, Chloe, Sophie, Geordie and AJ.
Throughout her yr and a half on the video streaming platform recognized for harmful stunts and wacky challenges, Pentland set herself aside by creating a peaceful sense of neighborhood for fellow fighters. Many of her followers revealed they, too, have been going via cancer therapies, and instructed Pentland how her movies made them really feel much less alone within the heart-tugging feedback part.
Fans flocked to the feedback part to specific their unhappiness upon listening to of her demise, saying they’d grown near Pentland after following her story for greater than a yr and a half.
“These videos each day will be sadly missed. No more pain, anxiety and suffering for the beautiful woman I never met, but feel like I knew,” one wrote.
“I didn’t even know her, but I am going to miss her,” one other said.
“Anyone else absolutely crying their eyes out? I didn’t personally know Stacey but adored her. RIP what an angel heaven has gained xx,” one other concurred.
In the clip, she claimed she had crawled up the steps of her house to succeed in her mattress after making toast for her beloved husband.
Earlier this yr, Pentland spoke with Chronicle Live about her cancer battle.
“I never in a million years thought this would happen to me, but it can happen to anybody,” she said.
“I started it because I felt unbelievably alone when I was diagnosed and I didn’t want anybody else to feel that way. Now I’ve had thousands of messages of support, people saying ‘because of you I went to the doctor, they found my cancer early.’”
She additionally mentioned her unlikely on-line fame, saying: (*4*)