Influencer, 25, dies months after mystery disappearance
'Rest in peace, Ju, and may your light continue to shine in our hearts.'
A beauty influencer with hundreds of thousands of followers has died aged just 25.
The family of Juliana Rocha announced her death on Monday to her many fans, two months after she stopped sharing make-up videos online.
Her most recent social media post was on August 25, leading to fans speculating about her whereabouts.
But sadly on Monday Juliana’s family posted an Instagram story to her account explaining she had passed away, MailOnline reports.
The statement said: ‘It is with deep sorrow and sadness that Juliana Rocha’s family informs you, her audience and those who liked her, that she has passed away.’
Shocked by the devastating news, her followers have been left speculating the reason for her death.
One person, claiming to be a friend of the family, said her death was due to cancer – but Juliana’s family has not directly commented on the matter.
The Pink 21 Cosméticos label, which had collaborated with Rocha on a video, commented: ‘We were very saddened by the news, Ju was an incredible partner, extremely dedicated and talented.
‘We convey to family and colleagues our feelings and prayers at this time.’
The influencer marketing agency Helloo Folks, who acted as her management, said: ‘Juliana’s presence and influence will always be remembered, not only by us but by her entire audience.
‘Rest in peace, Ju, and may your light continue to shine in our hearts.’
Rocha’s fans also paid tribute to the influencer.
One wrote: ‘I can’t believe Juliana Rocha died, I loved watching her videos.’
Another added: ‘I still can’t believe that Juliana Rocha died, my God I loved her so much, may she rest in peace.’
Another fan wrote: ‘Sad news about the death of Juliana Rocha, a talented make-up influencer. Her unexpected departure reminds us that life is fragile and we must value every moment.
‘Her legacy and creativity will love on in the world of makeup.’
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