Jael Strauss dies at age 34.... two months after the America's Next Top Model star was diagnosed

Jael Strauss dies at age 34.... two months after the former America's Next Top Model star was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer

By Dailymail.com Reporter

Published: 17:17 EST, 4 December 2018 | Updated: 17:33 EST, 4 December 2018

She was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer on October 2.

And two months later, former America's Next Top Model contestant Jael Strauss has died at the age of 34, according to TMZ.

Jael passed away on Tuesday at 11 am from the incurable cancer after she was unconscious for a few days. 

RIP: Former America's Next Top Model contestant Jael Strauss has died at the age of 34, according to TMZ 
RIP: Former America's Next Top Model contestant Jael Strauss has died at the age of 34, according to TMZ 

RIP: Former America's Next Top Model contestant Jael Strauss has died at the age of 34, according to TMZ 

The star began chemotherapy after her diagnosis but decided by Halloween to stop the treatments and entered hospice care by Thanksgiving, the outlet reported.

Her family stopped allowing visitors after she lost consciousness; TMZ said she took a turn for the worst on Monday night.

She wrote on her Facebook page after going into hospice care late last month: 'First night in hospice. So many things I never knew about life. Or death. So many things.' 

Jael revealed the heartbreaking cancer diagnosis two days after she found out. 

Sad news: Jael passed away on Tuesday at 11 am from the incurable cancer after she was unconscious for a few days
Sad news: Jael passed away on Tuesday at 11 am from the incurable cancer after she was unconscious for a few days

Sad news: Jael passed away on Tuesday at 11 am from the incurable cancer after she was unconscious for a few days

She wrote on October 4: 'I was going to 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 it incurable.'

Jael had explained: 'With treatment it may prolong my life longer than the "few months" doctors said I could make it.'

She ended the Facebook post with: 'I don't want to die. I need another one of those miracles that I got back in 2013.' 

An angel: Jael revealed the heartbreaking cancer diagnosis two days after she found out
An angel: Jael revealed the heartbreaking cancer diagnosis two days after she found out

An angel: Jael revealed the heartbreaking cancer diagnosis two days after she found out

In a Go Fund Me page her friends Melissa Lebet, Cody Haynes and Sarah Covey set up in October to help her cover her treatments, they wrote: 'At the end of September, Jael became very sick and diagnosed with aggressive Stage IV Rapidly Progressive Metastatic Inflammatory Breast Cancer.'

The statement continued on the Go Fund Me page: 'It has metastasized and spread beyond the breast tissue. She has just begun chemo, but we do no know how things will play out. What we do know is that Jael is putting all of her energy and drive into fighting this insidious disease and can use as much support and love as possible.'

Her pals explained that because she is in so much pain she cannot work and will be let go from her job and lose her health insurance.

Rest in peace: In a Go Fund Me page her friends Melissa Lebet, Cody Haynes and Sarah Covey set up in October to help her cover her treatments, they wrote: 'At the end of September, Jael became very sick and diagnosed with aggressive Stage IV Rapidly Progressive Metastatic Inflammatory Breast Cancer'
Rest in peace: In a Go Fund Me page her friends Melissa Lebet, Cody Haynes and Sarah Covey set up in October to help her cover her treatments, they wrote: 'At the end of September, Jael became very sick and diagnosed with aggressive Stage IV Rapidly Progressive Metastatic Inflammatory Breast Cancer'

Rest in peace: In a Go Fund Me page her friends Melissa Lebet, Cody Haynes and Sarah Covey set up in October to help her cover her treatments, they wrote: 'At the end of September, Jael became very sick and diagnosed with aggressive Stage IV Rapidly Progressive Metastatic Inflammatory Breast Cancer'

They held a benefit on Saturday, October 13 in Austin, Texas to help raise money for her. 

Jael as a contestant on America's Next Top Model season eight in 2007, where she had placed in sixth place at the age of 22.

After the show, she struggled with drug addiction and was homeless before turning her life around after appearing on a 2012 episode of Dr. Phil. 

She celebrated five years sobriety in August of this year. 

11 years ago: Jael as a contestant on America's Next Top Model season eight in 2007, where she had placed in sixth place at the age of 22
11 years ago: Jael as a contestant on America's Next Top Model season eight in 2007, where she had placed in sixth place at the age of 22

11 years ago: Jael as a contestant on America's Next Top Model season eight in 2007, where she had placed in sixth place at the age of 22

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