Hannah Stone, a popular vlogger and teen singer, died of an apparent suicide in Lewis County, New York, according to local media reports on Sunday.
The 16-year-old’s family said in an Instagram post that she had suffered “recent trauma” and committed suicide this week, Syracuse.com reported. She was pronounced dead at a Syracuse hospital on Nov. 1.
“Hannah fought so hard and was being actively treated in recent months for mental health issues related to a recent trauma,” the family said, without elaborating.
A massive outpouring of support came in via social media, including Instagram, Twitter, and YouNow. She had hundreds of thousands of fans on YouNow, a popular live video streaming website.
“Hannah was a rising star who touched thousands of lives because of her own battles,” the family added.
“To those of you who have messaged us that she is the reason that you’re still alive, Bless you for letting our angel touch you—she was a blessing from God, especially to her mother, father, brother and sister.”
The family wrote an obituary in the Watertown Daily Times.
“She was a very talented musician with thousands of followers on the popular media site, YouNow. But with all her fame and popularity, she was most importantly a little sister to her loving brother Garrett,” the family said, adding that she died with “her loving family by her side.”
According to the obituary, “She is survived by her parents, Leonard and Angela, Whitesboro, brother, Garrett (Fiancee, Jordan), sister, Brittany; maternal grandparents, Ben and Debbie Blair, Lowville and Diane and John Bradish, Whitesboro; paternal grandmother, Mary Stone and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She is predeceased her paternal grandfather, Robert Stone.”
She posted a tweet in September: “I’ll never be able to describe how sorry I am.” She took a break from social media in October, with her last post coming out on Oct. 14.
I'll never be able to describe how sorry I am
— hannah((: (@Iamhannahstone) September 16, 2017
From The Epoch Times