In Memory: Fallen Stars of 2022
Family and friends mourn the death of model niece Widehofer.
Weidhofer’s family confirmed that he had committed suicide TMZ, And was discovered by Texas law enforcement last month after completing a welfare check at his Houston home. He was 31 years old.
“Sadly, the niece took her own life after a long battle with mental health issues,” the family told the June 23 outlet, adding that she often opened up to her fans about her mental health before her death. “She was very open about her struggle with her followers,” they added. “I want to help even the suffering followers.”
Widehofer’s family also shared that they would establish a non-profit organization called “Peace from Nice” in his memory, which would focus on mental health awareness and provide funding for mental illness research.
“The niece was more than her struggle,” her family told the outlet. “She was beautiful and kind, sensitive and funny, creative and talented, generous and sympathetic, thoughtful and challenging.”
“It’s very painful to say goodbye, though,” his family continued. “We are relieved to know that he has been reunited with his father, his three grandparents, his uncle Rusty and his beloved Puff; And that she is now free to be at peace with herself and finally. “
In addition to her career as a model, Widehofer, a social media influencer, gathered more than 4 million followers on Instagram. Following the news of her death, followers began paying tribute to the late model.
“He was one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram,” one wrote Twitter. “Mental health is very important.