Models and Influencers niece Wiederhof – Often struggled to help her followers through their mental health struggles – Died by suicide… TMZ learned.
“Sadly, after a long battle with mental health issues, her niece committed suicide,” the niece’s family told us. The 31-year-old died in Houston, Texas.
“She was very open with her followers, and even wanted to help those who were also suffering,” her family said. We were told that a nonprofit called Niece Peace would be launched in her name, which would have Contributes to raising awareness of mental health and providing funding for mental illness research.
The niece’s family said she was proud to write all her Instagram posts and that most of the photos were not taken by a professional photographer.
As for the circumstances surrounding her death, law enforcement sources told us they received a call last month from a concerned family member asking her to check on her niece at her Houston-area residence…that’s when she was found.
Waidhofer’s followers – who amassed 4.2 million followers on Instagram – became concerned when she wiped the account of nearly all of her photos…she’s only left with 3 posts. As it turns out, she did so in the weeks before her death.
Her family added: “The niece was more than just her struggles. She was beautiful and kind, sensitive and funny, creative and talented, generous and compassionate, thoughtful and challenging. While it was very painful to say goodbye, we Knowing that she is reunited with her father, her three grandparents, her Uncle Rusty and her beloved Puff; she is now free to be herself and finally find peace.”
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK.