Beloved Canadian influencer Lee MacMillan, 28, dies

Lee MacMillan. (Photo: Instagram/Lee MacMillan)

Lee MacMillan, a beloved Canadian influencer who was living in the Santa Barbara area the final 6 months, has died.

In accordance to an on line report by E! News, the 28-calendar year-old was killed by an Amtrak train on 26 March. She’d been described lacking soon after leaving her property devoid of having any of her individual belongings with her.

Lee had been really open and trustworthy about her mental overall health struggles with her fans and followers.

“Right after living an amazing daily life, and battling a courageous struggle with melancholy, our hearts are shattered to share that Lee took her daily life on Friday. She was the brightest light, a magnetic drive of mother nature and was liked by so so many,” a memorial publish on her Instagram reads.

“If we can do one issue for Lee now, in the midst of this soul-crushing loss, it’s to distribute the concept that mental overall health is just as genuine as physical overall health, and that illness can strike everyone, no subject how not likely they may look. It’s ok to not be ok, it’s ok to check with for aid, it’s completely essential to check with for aid.

“Lee was an advocate for mental overall health. She was candid and open about her personal struggles. She was getting aid: from specialists, from spouse and children, from friends. She had assistance all around her. She was not by itself, she was not seeking to combat this by itself. And yet she nevertheless succumbed to this terrible illness. It is far more nuanced than we can, or do, enjoy or have an understanding of.”

Lee employed Instagram and YouTube to document her international travels in a van.

Jordan Chiu, who Lee was dating, paid tribute to her on Instagram, creating: “You have been a desire further than my wildest dreams. You loaded my heart up complete to bursting and stretched it more than what I at any time imagined was achievable. You have been my man or woman, my partner, my greatest good friend. Every single working day with you was an adventure and I hope anywhere you are you’ve got located peace and snuggles. Rest easy pup. I adore you far more than you will at any time know.”

Lee’s spouse and children and friends are setting up a basis in her name underneath the hashtag #SpeakUpForLee to encourage mental overall health awareness and to battle cyberbullying.

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The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) can be achieved at 0800 21 22 23 or 0800 456 789 (24 several hours, seven days a week).