Jael Strauss, a former model and contestant on season 8 of America’s Next Top Model, lost her battle with stage 4 breast cancer on Tuesday. She was 34 years old.
The GoFundMe page set up to help her with medical expenses announced the news of her death:
“Hello Friends and family, Today we lost our earth angel and she is back in the spirit world from which she came and we know she will be watching over all of us. She will dance at how we celebrate her life by spreading the love that she lived by daily with a reckless abandon. We can honor her best by trying to #lovelikejael. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations for funeral arrangements and extraordinary final medical expenses. All donations will go solely to these expenses. At the very least, please simply share this post and ask others to do the same so we can get it across the world. Thank you so much for all the love, support, & prayers through the journey.”
Guys, I heard about #jaelstrauss passing today and I’m so sad about it. I wish I could of seen her once more. She was going through a whole lot. We don’t know for what reasons, but man was she one of the strongest I knew. My prayers are with her and her family. ????????????
— Jaslene Gonzalez (@jaslenegonzalez) December 4, 2018
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) December 5, 2018
Awww this is so sad ???? Do you guys remember #JaelStrauss from #ANTM cycle 8? She passed away today from breast cancer. Jael was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic inflammatory breast cancer… https://t.co/nKu6sZAHX4
— ???? B????K ???? The Closet Ratchet (@tallyohhh) December 4, 2018
I was only looking at #JaelStrauss on Instagram yesterday and was so shocked to see her battling breast cancer and today to see that she has passed away.. so freaking sad. She was always favourite of mine. A wonderful soul, taken way too soon. pic.twitter.com/E1V19mSuXU
— Kimberley (@kimberleywho_) December 5, 2018
This is really sad. She was so young and had such a rough life. Couldn't catch a break. At least she's at peace now. Cancer blows. #jaelstrauss
— Bianca (@runebee) December 5, 2018
— Kevin Bankhead (@DaphneMiddleSon) December 5, 2018
I am in utter and complete shock over the tragic passing of #JaelStrauss I never had the privilege of meeting Jael, but I watched her when she was on ANTM and was lucky enough to become friendly with her over the past few years on Instagram. We love you Jael! #RIP pic.twitter.com/0vd0WreBkx
— Foster Hitchman (@FostheBoss94) December 5, 2018
— #QueenKing???????????? (@PralineQueen1) December 5, 2018
This just sucks. Please be kind towards one another, we are all going through our own battles! I’m heartbroken to have lost #JaelStrauss at 34 to breastcancer. She was a beautiful, big wild soul filled with energy and kindness. I know I’ll see her again.
— Joy Villa (@Joy_Villa) December 5, 2018
#RIP #jaelstrauss who once wisely said “we are never too broken to be put back together”. She succumbed to her battle with breast cancer, and she is whole again in heaven. I enjoyed interviewing her for #ANTM on #RealityRemix. What a sweet soul!
— Kennedy (@KennedyNation) December 5, 2018
— CazzCrush (@CazzCrush1) December 5, 2018
— Susan Ann (@irishiiz65) December 5, 2018
We offer condolences to her friends and family.