'America's Next Top Model' Alum Jael Strauss Dead

America's Next Top Model alum Jael Strauss has died at the age of 34 after a brief battle with breast cancer, TMZ reports.

The model, who competed on season 8 of the modeling show, died in hospice on Tuesday (December 4) at about 11 a.m. after her health reportedly took a turn for the worse Monday night. 

Jael's death comes just two months after she announced that she was diagnosed with "incurable" stage four breast cancer. She wrote on Facebook at the time: "I was gonna write some long thing but some of you guys deserve to know, On October 2nd I was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. It has aggressively spread throughout my body and is incurable. 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."

At the end of last month, the 34-year-old model announced that she had entered hospice care. "First night in hospice. So many things I never knew about life. Or death," she wrote on Facebook. "So many things."

 

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