Influencer Raechelle Chase Passes Away, Leaving Behind a Legacy of Inspiration
The sudden death of Raechelle Chase, a New Zealand influencer and mother of five, has caused shock and devastation in the world of social media and fitness. With more than 1.4 million followers on Facebook, Raechelle Chase became a sensation on all platforms. Her cause of death, which occurred earlier this month, is still unknown.
Chase, a resident of Auckland, New Zealand, leaves behind five children, including her seven-year-old twins. Her journey in the world of fitness and bodybuilding is truly impressive, as her social media accounts clearly show. In 2011, she became the first New Zealander to qualify for the bodybuilding event called Figure Olympia. In addition to her success in bodybuilding, Chase worked as a fitness model, appearing on the covers of magazines at least 14 times.
Her influence was not limited to the stage, as she also offered online fitness advice, as reported by the Daily Mail. The news of her passing has deeply moved many, and her eldest daughter, Anna Chase, led the tributes in her memory. Anna described her mother as a caring and kind-hearted person who always had the best advice for her family. “She was an incredibly determined woman with ambition and has inspired millions of people around the world,” she shared.
“She was supportive, kind-hearted, and always had the best advice for us,” Anna Chase continued. “I miss her immensely, and that love will never fade,” concluded the tribute by Anna Chase in honor of the influencer. Raechelle’s departure has been especially devastating for her close friends, such as Keith O’Connell, who expressed his shock. “I’m not going to lie, very few things in my life have affected me as much as your departure,” he said with deep sorrow.
“You had so much to live for, so much love to give,” he wrote earlier this month after the sudden loss. “You were, are, and always will be one of the most beautiful and kind souls I have ever experienced,” Keith concluded. Raechelle’s last social media post dates back to September 30th, where she shared an inspiring message: “Growth and change can be painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong,” she said.
Just a few days before her death, she had shared photos from a magazine photoshoot on her Facebook account. Raechelle Chase had five children and was married to her husband Chris Chase for 14 years, although they separated in February 2015. The influencer’s personal life was also marked by challenges, as her husband was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2012. According to the Daily Mail, the arrest was made for his involvement in the distribution of a drug similar to MDMA.
In 2016, Raechelle wrote an article for Stuff, detailing the toxic relationship she fell into after separating from her husband. In her own words, she shared valuable lessons about what she did not want in her life and emphasized the importance of getting away from abusive relationships. The cause of Raechelle Chase’s death is still unknown at this stage and is being investigated by the New Zealand coroner. The news has left a void in the fitness community and her followers, who mourn the loss, as reported by the Daily Mail.
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