Irish influencer Jayda McCann has sadly passed away aged 24

Irish influencer Jayda McCann has sadly passed away aged 24

Well-known influencer Jayda McCann has sadly died following a brave battle with cancer.

The 24-year-old was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called PE and openly documented her journey on her Instagram to her 60K followers.

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𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙖𝙧𝙚 a 𝙙𝙞𝙖𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙙 𝙙𝙚𝙖𝙧, 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝘊𝘈𝘕 𝘕𝘖𝘛 𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪'💍✨I am a VERY TIRED little lady😐 My last day of brain radiation is tomorrow and it has knocked the socks off me💉🤷🏽‍♀️🔨 tomorrow we also have a meeting in Dublin to find out more about whether or not there are genetic factors that we can target in my disease. So please say a prayer for a miracle. Let us pray that this will be over soon. 🙏🏽 I may be paralyzed, I may be getting harsh treatments but I AM NOT GIVING UP 💪🏽🙌🏽🎗💕 I am still meditating, journaling & exercising while and when I can 🧘🏽‍♀️ I am eating so much fresh fruit, veg & supplements and staying so hydrated💦 BOW DOWN BITCHES, this is MY TIME 🦄🦋💕✨ I have still been seizing up so unfortunately won’ be getting home any time soon😫 BUT I WON’T BE MUCH LONGER THOUGH SO HANG IN THERE! Mama loves you, I will be back at it before we know it 🙈🥰 Love you all dearly and am feeling so grateful for your love and support🌻 I’ll never forget the good ones♥️🍒 I also won’t be replying to messages until I come around a good bit more. And if all visitor requests could go through mum and dad personally that would be greatly appreciated #JaydaMcCann #Stage4 #Sarcoma #RealFriends #Tuesday #update

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She was first diagnosed with the rare form of sarcoma cancer in March 2018, which initially started in her vulva but quickly spread to her lungs.

Jayda’s family confirmed her death by sharing a statement on her Instagram Story, which read:

Just want to update you all on Jade’s situation; Jade passed away peacefully in her sleep this morning at 5:10am

“We will put up a post in the near future with more details regarding her passing but for now her family would appreciate privacy until everything is in order.”

“Thank you all for your support and continued kindness”

Just three weeks after her diagnosis, her father Anthony was diagnosed with prostate cancer, a battle he is continuing to fight.

Jayda’s friends and followers have been paying tribute to her online.

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There’s some friendships you don’t often get to have, one of those being ours. Jade, you were strong in moments you thought you were weak, you rocked every single part of this disease and you made it your own. The conversations we’ve had go on for miles, the smiles and laughter we’ve had, the cries we’ve had together. They will forever be in my heart! When we filmed your documentary, we connected and built a friendship that feels truly unbreakable! I remember we laid down and had a glass of wine and talked about how we wanted to live life and how we didn’t care about what anyone thought or what they’d think! You were such a bold person and a leader! You faced every bad appointment with a strong and positive attitude. I know you thought at times you were weak or negative, but I always thought the absolute opposite! If anything you told cancer how it is and you bloody fought. Cancer did lose in this because you never lost that inner strength and it’s what I’ll cherish and remember and hold in the amazing legacy of Jade McCann ❤️ I am so lucky to have known you. It’s not a goodbye, it’s a “See you soon, friend” 🔐💫

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I woke up this morning to the news that my dear good friend Jade McCann has passed away in the early hours of the morning. Jade had talent to burn and unlimited potential for life. She was an incredible singer, song writer and she was so articulate and charismatic too. She could of made it big in a number of careers. She was a warrior in every sense of the word and fought hard to the end. Myself and my friend @tiernanwill1 have been documenting Jade and her family's story the past 18 months. This documentary film is for her and is a part of her very important legacy. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jade's mother, father, brother, boyfriend and the rest of her loved ones who are missing her today. I'll never forget you Jade and the great times we had. My performance tonight onstage is for you x Rest in peace my friend. XXX

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