E! News has learned that Jael Strauss , who competed on season 8 of America’s Next Top Model , has died. She was 34.
In early October, Strauss revealed she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and posted about it on social media. “On October 2nd I was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. It has aggressively spread throughout my body and is incurable,” she wrote on Facebook. “With treatment it may prolong my life longer than the ‘few months’ doctors said I could make it. I don’t want to die. I need another one of those miracles that I got back in 2013.”
October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Throughout the next two months, Strauss gave updates about her condition on her Facebook page, including the “proper name” of her form of cancer, which was “rapidly progressive metastatic inflammatory breast cancer.”