From the day she was diagnosed with stomach cancer, Kyrzayda Rodriguez candidly and often very stylishly shared her battle with her almost half a million Instagram followers.
On Sunday, less than a year after being told she had cancer, the popular Instagram blogger died. She was 40.
“You were someone who inspired so many people across the world,” wrote Rodriguez’s loved ones wrote on the later influencer’s Instagram announcing her death. “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!”
From the time Rodriguez, who is survived by her adult daughter, first announced her Stage 4 stomach cancer diagnosis in November, the style blogger kept her followers in the loop while she underwent treatment posting about her first chemo session and losing her hair.
Despite the battle Rodriguez was fighting each and every day, she still managed to put out daily posts filled with fashion, style, and wellness inspiration.
When she began to lose her hair — something Rodriguez acknowledged she loved before her treatments — the influencer chose not to wear a wig, embracing her bald head and body in many of her inspirational posts.
“Learn to embrace the little things in life like your sense to feel, see, and touch,” she wrote. “We get so distracted by what we wear, we forget to love the skin. Spend a little more time each day loving every inch of YOU!!”