Model Mama Cax has died at the age of 30 after surviving cancer and a brief stay in the hospital.

A rep for Cax — born Cacsmy Brutus — posted the sad news on her Instagram Friday, saying, “It is with deep regret and immense sadness that we announce the passing of Cacsmy Brutus (Mama Cax). Mama Cax spent the past week in the hospital, and unfortunately, on Monday, December 16, 2019, she left this world.”

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 08: Model Mama Cax walks the runway for the Chromat fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Industria Studios on February 8, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

They continue, “To say Cax was a fighter would be an understatement. As a cancer survivor, she had grown accustomed to taking on life’s several challenges head on and successfully. It is with that same grit (fervor) that she fought her last days on Earth.”

The announcement ends with, “We are aware that this loss will be felt globally and will not be easy for anyone.”

The 30-year-old Haitian-American was diagnosed with bone and lung cancer at just 14. She underwent a hip replacement surgery that was unsuccessful and as a result, her right leg was amputated.

While her official cause of death has not been determined, Cax recently stated she was experiencing severe stomach pain and that several blood clots had been found throughout her body.

Rihanna was among celebs to pay tribute to Mama, tweeting, “A queen. A force. A powerhouse beauty that brought her strength to the Fenty stage this year inspiring so many across the globe. Rest in Power sis.”


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