15:52 GMT16 April 2021
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    In early August, a popular Instagram blogger from the Dominican Republic, Kyrzayda Rodriguez, announced that she was ending cancer treatment to spend her days pain-free with her family and friends.

    Blogger Kyrzayda Rodriguez died of stomach cancer on Sunday at the age of 39. It was her friend, Joanne, who broke the tragic news via Kyrzayda’s own Instagram account, having posted a beautiful photo of her and shared a moving caption:

    “You were someone who inspired so many people across the world. Not only were you an icon, you were an amazing daughter, mother and friend. Our hearts are broken to see you go. But we know you are no longer in pain and can now rest. Heaven has gained an Angel!  We love you forever! – Joanne. 8.18.78 — 9.9.18.”

    Even though Rodriguez made no secret of her disease, her death came as a shock for her admirers, who couldn’t help but stress that she was an inspiration to everyone and had fought really hard to beat the cancer:

    Kyrzayda Rodriguez was diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer in 2017 and even though she wanted to end her career as a content creator back then, she realized that she needed to let people into her life. The blogger continued sharing posts about fashion, her diagnosis and treatment, keeping her 400,000 followers updated on her struggle.

    In August, Rodriguez announced that she was ending her treatment so her days with family and friends would be “as pain free as possible,” and still maintained a positive outlook.

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