A German Instagram influencer died of heart failure just days after sharing her anorexia battle on her social media platform.
Josi Maria, 24, from Kiel in Northern Germany, lost her fight against the disease while on vacation in Gran Canaria with friends.
Josi Maria died in Gran Canaria after heart failurePhoto credit: @ josimariaxx / Newsflash
It is claimed that she fell asleep in the arms of her friends and never woke upPhoto credit: @ josimariaxx / Newsflash
According to the German news website DE24, she fell asleep in the arms of her friend after arriving on the Spanish islands and “never woke up”.
Before she died, she had tragically voiced her fear of losing her life to the debilitating disease.
She wrote on her Instagram: “I don’t want to be one in ten who die of anorexia.
Josi spoke openly on her social media accounts about her battle with anorexia over the years.
She said: “Anorexia is not a question of weight, but of your head!
“That it is not always just the will to be thin, but that there is much more to it: performance, confirmation, control.
“And that it is an uphill battle to fight against it, to gain weight and to find joy in life again.”
After her untimely death, her mother led the honors by commenting on one of Josi’s recent Instagram posts. ‘
She wrote: “You were an angel on earth.
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“We admired you to the last for your fight against this serious illness and still had to watch helplessly as you lost this fight.”
Her parents posted a heartbreaking tribute online after their daughter died.
Her mother commented: “My heart aches endlessly. The day before I held you, dear Josi, in my arms, we went shopping and you are looking forward to Christmas and your vacation.
“The following night you fell asleep peacefully in the arms of your friend in Gran Canaria. Your little heart just stopped beating.”
The Insta star had 138,000 followers after sharing pictures of their lives today online.
The 24-year-old, who was popular on Instagram, shared her fears of dying from anorexia on the platformPhoto credit: @ josimariaxx / Newsflash
The German said it was an uphill battle against the disease
Josi’s mother paid tribute to one of her last Instagram postsPhoto credit: @ josimariaxx / Newsflash