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Anorexic Influencer Who Shared Her Battle On Instagram Dies Aged 24

Amelia Ward

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Anorexic Influencer Who Shared Her Battle On Instagram Dies Aged 24

Featured Image Credit: Newsflash

An Instagram influencer who suffered from anorexia has died, aged 24.

German Josi Maria had recently shared her struggle with the condition on social media, before announcing she was going on holiday.

Maria suffered heart failure due to her illness, as reported by DE24.

Credit: Newsflash
Credit: Newsflash

She died in Gran Canaria, falling asleep in her friend's arms and never waking up.

Maria had shared posts about her disorder, warning others of the dangers.

She said in a heartbreaking message: "No, I don't take this picture because I'm proud of my appearance.

"And no, I am also not posting it because I want to motivate others to look like me.

"In fact yes, the reason I am posting this picture is because I am on a journey and I want you to join me.

"I want to share my thoughts, and show that I am actively fighting anorexia.

"I also want to say, that we should not hide ourselves away no matter what psychological illnesses we have."

Credit: Newsflash
Credit: Newsflash

Maria added: "And I want to say to everybody who doubts themselves that you are all wonderful, and be yourself and don't try and change.

"Follow your dreams, fight hard, and you will see the rewards."

After she died, Maria's mum said on social media: "You were an angel on earth.

"For your fight against this serious disease, we loved you, admired you until the very end, and yet we had to watch helplessly as you lost this battle.

"You still had so many plans. You will always be in our midst, deep in our hearts, just unforgettable."

She added: "I miss you so much, your mummy."

Amelia Ward
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