TikTok star Stacey Pentland has died of lymphoma most cancers after a courageous public battle, forsaking a husband and 4 younger youngsters. She was 37.
The unlikely social media sensation from Newcastle, England handed away final Thursday — 19 months after she was recognized with the terminal most cancers.
Her loss of life has been confirmed in a now-viral put up shared to her account by her household: “It’s with nice unhappiness that I’ve to let you know that our lovely Stacey handed away at 20 to 2. Can I ask you to respect the household’s privateness at this troublesome time.”
The younger mother arrange her TikTok account in April 2020, shortly after she realized the devastating well being information.
Pentland started sharing brief movies documenting her typically harrowing remedy, and shortly amassed greater than 200,000 followers and 5.5 million-plus likes. She additionally uploaded clips discussing her husband, Anthony, and her 4 youngsters Chloe, Sophie, Geordie and AJ.
All through her year-and-a-half on the video streaming platform identified for harmful stunts and wacky challenges, Pentland set herself aside by creating a relaxed sense of neighborhood for fellow fighters. Lots of her follower’s revealed they, too, had been going by means of most cancers remedies, and informed Pentland how her movies made them really feel much less alone within the heart-tugging feedback part.
Followers flocked to the feedback part to precise their unhappiness upon listening to of her loss of life, saying they’d grown near Pentland after following her story for greater than a year-and-a-half.
“These movies every day shall be sadly missed. No extra ache, anxiousness and struggling for the attractive girl I by no means met, however really feel like I knew,” one wrote.
“I didn’t even know her, however I’m going to overlook her,” one other acknowledged.
“Anybody else completely crying their eyes out? I didn’t personally know Stacey however adored her. RIP what an angel heaven has gained xx,” one other concurred.
Pentland’s final video was recorded simply three days earlier than her loss of life, and confirmed her struggling to breathe.
Within the clip, she claimed she had crawled up the steps of her residence to achieve her mattress after making toast for her beloved husband.
Earlier this 12 months, Pentland spoke with Chronicle Reside about her most cancers battle.
“I by no means in one million years thought this might occur to me, however it could occur to anyone,” she acknowledged.
“I began it as a result of I felt unbelievably alone once I was recognized and I didn’t need anyone else to really feel that manner. Now I’ve had hundreds of messages of assist, folks saying ‘due to you I went to the physician, they discovered my most cancers early.’”
She additionally mentioned her unlikely on-line fame, saying: “I knew nothing about most cancers, and so I wished to boost consciousness to others, and that’s once I began my day by day video diaries on Tik Tok. Every part began to explode on social media and as a household we’ve had an unbelievable quantity of assist.”