YouTube stars measure their fame in followers and at 230,000, Nicole Thea was considered a star among her YT peers.
This week we learned that she and the baby she was carrying both died suddenly. She was eight months pregnant.
Now according to reports from Dailmail, the cause of death has been listed as a massive heart attack.
“She had it in her house and she was telling her partner that she had pains in her chest and her back,” her uncle Charles Murray told the outlet. “She was a dancer and we don’t think she had any underlying health problems. It is terrible — but we won’t know for sure until we have the post-mortem.”
Thea, a UK-based YouTube personality, dancer and accessories, was best known for posting videos documenting her pregnancy.
Thea’s mother first shared news of the death Sunday in an Instagram post to Thea’s more than 182,000 followers: “To all Nicole’s friends and supporters it is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Nicole and her son she and [her partner] Boga named Reign sadly passed away on Saturday morning,” she wrote.
“As a family we ask that you give us privacy because our hearts are truly broken and we are struggling to cope with what has happened,” she continued. “Thank you her mum RIP My beautiful baby girl Nicnac and my grandson Reign, I will miss you for the rest of my life until we meet again in eternal heaven.”
Thea’s mom also pointed out that her daughter — also known for her jewelry and eyelash lines — had pre-scheduled several videos that will still be posted to her channel in the days to come. She said Thea’s partner, street dancer Global Boga, “has made the decision to allow them to be aired.”