Playboy model Katie May died in February earlier this year, after a visit to her chiropractor left her with a torn artery in the neck. She was brought on by a ‘neck manipulation by chiropractor’ after a fall during a shoot left her with an injury.
Katie May died after visiting a chiropractor earlier this year following a neck injury she picked up during a photoshoot Via: thesun
Earlier this year she fell during a shoot in Los Angeles and was taken to the hospital regarding neck pain. Katie May’s popularity earned her the title of ‘Queen of Snapchat’. The day she was injured, she posted a message for her fans on Twitter, ‘Pinched a nerve in my neck on a Photoshoot and got adjusted this morning. It really hurts! Any home remedy suggestions love? XOXO.’
A visit to her chiropractor, which was supposed to fix her neck injury was turned into a nightmare which led to her untimely death as the chiropractor mistakenly tore an artery in her neck that stopped the flow of blood to her brain.
The 32-year-old single mom left behind Mia, her seven-year-old daughter. Although her death was an accident, it is not known if her family will take legal action against the chiropractor.
A coroner ruled here death was accidental after the artery had been ruptured through ‘blunt trauma’ Via: thesun
People started donating on GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Katie’s seven-year-old. Uptil now, a total of $36000 donations has been made. The fundraising page reads, ‘Katie’s family plans on using any money raised to help pay for education, Mia’s daily life and to help her dad with the costs of parenting.’
Katie May had a huge fan base with around 2 million followers on Instagram alone and had featured in magazines like Playboy and Sports Illustrated.
Just days before her death, her latest Instagram post said, ‘Hope everyone is having a great Monday! It’s very windy here today.’
The PR graduate had moved into modelling after a career working for high-end designer brands including Dolce & Gabbana Via: thesun
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In an interview, Katie talked about her childhood days and shared that she grew up in a small town outside Pittsburgh. She was the youngest of four children and both her parents used to teach to support the family. Back in the day, she was a huge fan of Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates and was a cheerleader for a while. She was a graduate of Ohio University and went for public relations job. She later found herself working for big high-end fashion names including Dolce & Gabbana. She soon fell in love with the father of her child, Alex Maimon but the relationship soon came to an end. She has since raised her daughter alone.
The 34-year-old died after a neck artery was ruptured, stopping blood flowing to her brain Via: thesun
Since working job was difficult as a single parent, May left her corporate job and started her own PR firm which went down during an economic collapse.
After her split from Maimon, they both started a denim line called SINR (Steel Inspired New-Age Revolution)
‘I come from superhigh fashion. I’m not going to go down on denim [quality],’ May told WWD at the time.
‘I want [SINR Denim] to be the Dolce & Gabbana of jeans.’
After that, she went back to the market and landed herself a PR job for an entertainment company. Just as soon as she started climbing the corporate ladder, the company was sold and she was once again left unemployed.
The Playboy Queen of Snapchat was a popular presence online with more than two millions followers on her Instagram account Via: thesun
She then decided to discover the field of modeling which she said was something she always wanted to do.
‘I was going to follow my true desire to be on the other side of the camera,’ she said. ‘Even though I am much older than most of the girls in the industry and really had no experience.’
She also said she hasn’t been this happier before. Through her modeling, she started earning far more than she ever did in a corporate job.
In 2015 she was crowned as the Queen of Snapchat, by a Playboy feature she did in that year and she identified herself as such ever since.