Katie May, the ‘Playboy’ model and self-proclaimed ‘Queen of Snapchat,’ is in critical condition after suffering a ‘catastrophic’ stroke on Feb. 1. Katie, who also posed for GQ and Sports Illustrated, remains in the hospital as she fights for her life!
This is so heartbreaking! Katie May, 34, a gorgeous woman who has earned a massive following on Snapchat, is in the hospital after suffering a terrible stroke! The Playboy model is currently in critical condition, and her family is praying for a miracle.
Katie’s family said she suffered a “catastrophic stroke” on Feb. 1, according to TMZ, after complaining of neck pain. Katie actually had sought out treatment for her aches, but sadly didn’t catch the stroke in time. The family tells TMZ that Katie suffered a “blockage in her carotid artery” and she’s still in critical condition. While Katie’s exact status is unknown and details about this are scant at the moment, but TMZ reports that it “seems grim.” Update: Sadly, Katie passed away.
Known online as the “Queen of Snapchat,” Katie’s stroke caused rumors that she had actually died, with people posting “R.I.P” and tributes all across social media sites. “I love my fans and I want them to interact with me for free,” Katie told The Guy Society. “My fans on Snapchat are so loyal, they follow me everywhere.”
Thankfully, Katie is still alive and could make a recovery but this stroke is very unexpected. What’s even worse – Katie has a 7-year-old daughter. Her family has launched a GoFundMe page to help support Katie’s daughter. “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,” according to the site, created by Matthew Katz.
Katie posted her most recent Instagram on Feb. 1. “Hope everyone is having a great Monday! It’s very windy here today in LA,” she wrote, captioning a site of Katie enjoying the sun in a bikini. The rest of Katie’s shows her in happier moments, including her appearance on Playboy magazine.
In addition to Playboy, Katie has appeared in magazines like GQ and Esquire. She reportedly was a cheerleader who made appearances at the NFL’s Super Bowl and Pro Bowl. She also was the face of the social sports app JetBet and was reportedly a Snapchat correspondent at the MTV Video Music Awards. Hopefully, she recovers completely from this stroke so she can snap again.
Our thoughts are with Katie and her family during this heartbreaking time, HollywoodLifers.