Niece Waidhofer tragically took her own life.

The social media influencer, model and mental health advocate grew to fame on Reddit in 2015.

Niece is famous for creating the “Roast Me” trend on Reddit.

If you’re not familiar with the “Roast Me” trend/subreddit, it’s where Reddit users intentionally post horrendous photos of themselves on the platform and allow other users to roast and/or criticize them.

Niece Rose To Viral Fame On Reddit For The “Roast Me” Trend

According to Inverse, getting roasted on r/RoastMe is easy. You supply a photo, a short bio, and hold up a sign to indicate your informed consent. Then you let the internet have at you.

Niece wasn’t only socially famous for starting this trend, she was also a major mental health advocate.

Niece Was A Mental Health Advocate & Influencer

She spoke open and honestly about her mental health struggles on Instagram.

Sadly, her own struggles and demons appeared to be too powerful and controlling. Niece’s family told TMZ that she took her own life.

“Sadly, Niece took her own life after a long battle with mental health issues,” her family told the outlet.


She was found in her Houston, TX. home and was only 31-years-old at the time of her passing.

Law enforcement got a call from a concerned family member last month requesting a welfare check at Niece’s residence.

“She was very open with her followers about her struggles, even wanting to help followers who also suffered,” her family further explained.

Her Family Is Starting A Non-Profit In Her Name

A non-profit organization is being established in her honor.

“Peace from Niece” will be a non-profit organization to help benefit mental health awareness and provide grants for mental illness research.

Niece had over 4 million followers on Instagram.

Fans were alarmed and concerned when she deleted everything from her IG profile except for two photos and one video.

One photo is of her getting engaged in June 2015.

She captioned the photo, “From our very first date, I knew this was the man I want to spend the rest of my life with. Even still, there is nothing that could have prepared me for the elation I felt when he asked me to be his wife. My love, you are all I will ever want. I will love you with my entire heart until I take my last breath. Always<3.”

The next piece of content is a video of Niece dancing with her Pomeranian from January 18, 2017.

“HAHAHAHA HIS FACE. I am drunk, otherwise I would not be dancing or posting this. #dontquestionwhyimdrunkonawednesday #idonttellyouhowtoliveyourlife #nowacceptingdonationsfordancinglessons,” she captioned the video.

The last and most recent post on Niece’s profile is from March 25.

It’s a beautiful selfie of Niece in a car. She’s wearing a blue, brown and white flannel. Her eyebrows are perfectly arched, lashes full and luscious and her hair loosely curled.

“Mildly interesting: blonde is actually my natural color, I have been living a lie all these years. Once you go black, you have to paint your blonde roots with mascara every time they grow out until you go back,” she wrote alongside the photo.

Her family continued to gush about her in their statement to TMZ.

“Niece was more than her struggles. She was beautiful and kind, sensitive and funny, creative and talented, generous and compassionate, thoughtful and challenging,” they said of Niece. “While it is so very painful to say goodbye, we take comfort knowing she is reunited with her father, her three grandparents, her Uncle Rusty, and her beloved Puff; and that she is now free to be herself and, finally, at peace.”

Rest In Peace.

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

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