Model dies aged 25 just days before baby son's first Christmas
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Model and social media star Rachel Mee has passed away just days before her nine-month-old son is set to celebrate his first Christmas.
The mum was just 25 years old when her close friend Claire Robinson shared the tragic news of her death this week, saying Mee had lost 'her battle with the pressures of this world'. Mee's cause of death has not been disclosed.
The model, who also went by Rachel Kaitlyn, had gained thousands of followers on Instagram and was known for her content, which she also shared on TikTok and OnlyFans, as well as for her business Rachel Mee Crystal Creations, where she created crystal dresses, bikinis and more.
Mee welcomed her son Kyro earlier this year, and following his mum's death Robinson set up a GoFundMe page dedicated to 'Kyro's Future'.
Alongside a picture of Mee and her son, Robinson wrote: "This Christmas will be Kyro's first, and devastatingly his mummy will not be there, we are all so saddened with this devastating news how this world has failed such a beautiful young girl."
Robinson said the fundraiser aimed to 'take a little stress away from Rachel’s family and to help in some way', or to 'even give Kyro a little head start in life raising some funds in memory of his beautiful mummy'.
A second fundraiser has been started by Chris Coppen, who said they had been asked by Mee's family to set up the page as there have been 'so many messages [from people] paying respects and asking how they can help'.
"This page will help toward the cost of Rachel’s funeral and any associated costs anything else left over will go towards baby Kyro’s future," Chris wrote.
Tributes have been flooding in for Mee in the wake of her death, with one person who donated writing: "I didn’t get the pleasure of meetings Rachel in person, but I have followed her for the past couple of years and I have always admired her strength. Time and time again she was hit with the most awful situations but still was an amazing mum and had a smile on her face."
Other tributes have been shared on Mee's Instagram page, where followers added comments under her posts.
Megan Jade-Mae Clark, who appeared on MTV’s Ex on the Beach, wrote: “I’m so sorry, heartbroken, this isn’t fair. Love always, baby girl. Rest in perfect peace.”
In a post written on Legacy Obituaries, Mee's older sister described her as a 'sister, an aunt, and a niece' as well as a mother. She added that her death was a 'complete shock to everyone'.
If you're experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is there to support you. They're open from 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. Their national number is 0800 58 58 58 and they also have a webchat service if you're not comfortable talking on the phone