Niece Waidhofer dies by suicide following ongoing mental health battle
MORE: The top 9 wellness podcasts to nourish your mind, body and soulIt was reported that the 31-year-old, who boasts over 4 million Instagram followers, tragically took her own life in Houston, Texas.WATCH: Prince William Encourages The Public To Get Active For Their Mental HealthSpeaking of their daughter’s death, her family told TMZ: "Sadly, Niece took her own life after a long battle with mental health issues."Her family added: "She was very open with her followers about her struggles, even wanting to help followers who also suffered."They concluded by saying: "Niece was more than her struggles. She was beautiful and kind, sensitive and funny, creative and talented, generous and compassionate, thoughtful and challenging.A post shared by Niece Waidhofer (@niecewaidhofer)The model and influencer tragically took her own life"While it is so very painful to say goodbye, we take comfort knowing she is reunited with her father, her three grandparents, her Uncle Rusty, and her beloved Puff; and that she is now free to be herself and, finally, at peace."Last week Niece’s 4.2 million Instagram followers became concerned after the influencer deleted the majority of her posts, leaving just three posts on her profile.