‘America’s Next Top Model’ Alum Jael Strauss Loses Battle With Cancer
Jael Strauss achieved a lot in her short life. She was a contestant on the 8th season of America's Next Top Model and was sober for the past five years. Sadly, two months ago the model announced she was diagnosed with "incurable" stage IV breast cancer that had spread throughout her body.
As TMZ reports, Strauss died on Tuesday (December 4) in hospice after her health took a turn for the worse on Monday night. She had been unconscious for a few days and her family had stopped accepting visitors/ She was only 34 years old.
Strauss withdrew from chemo therapy on Halloween and began hospice on Thanksgiving. "First night in hospice. So many things I never knew about life. Or death," she wrote on Facebook. "So many things."
In October, she shared her diagnosis on Facebook. ""I was gonna write some long thing but some of you guys deserve to know, On October 2nd I was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. It has aggressively spread throughout my body and is incurable," she wrote. With treatment it may prolong my life longer than the 'few months' doctors said I could make it. I don't want to die. I need another one of those miracles that I got back in 2013."
Rest in peace, Jael.