Influencer Annabelle Ham died last week after an “epileptic event,” her family said Tuesday.
“This is Annabelle’s family. We’re writing this with heavy, heavy hearts,” reads a caption of a family photo posted to the 22-year-old content creator’s Instagram account.
“Annabelle experienced an epileptic event and has gone on to the gates of heaven. She struggled with this for a long time and wanted to raise awareness for it, which we will do in honor of her,” the statement read.
Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain characterized by repeated seizures, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
An official cause of death has not been made public.
One of Ham’s sisters, Alexandria, told The Post on Tuesday that Ham “struggled with epilepsy for a while.”
“Honestly — she was just all that’s good in this world. She was the life of the party, a spark-plug, she loved everyone she met and everyone loved her too,” Alexandria said in a message.
“She was always so happy and looked for ways to make every day, situation, or outing better. There really aren’t adequate words for how good she was.”
Ham shared beauty tutorials and snippets from Georgia college life, including her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi.
She died Saturday, according to her university’s sorority chapter.
Ham’s sister, Amelia, confirmed the heartbreaking news of her passing on Monday.
“Sometimes I don’t understand why god does things but, i can’t even put into words how hard this is. You would never think something like this would or could happen to you until it does,” Amelia wrote.
Meanwhile, there’s speculation a Facebook post from Alabama law enforcement authorities is tied to Ham’s death.
The Fairhope Police Department’s Saturday message reads: “Today at 3:32 pm Fairhope Police Department responded to a call for a missing person who was last seen walking on the pier at the end of Molokai Lane, located in Fairhope. Fairhope Volunteer Fire Department along with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and Daphne Search and Rescue responded to assist.”
“The person was located deceased. Identification has not been released pending family notification. The Fairhope Police are currently investigating and will update when further information is available. At this time no foul play is suspected,” the department wrote.
The Post has reached out to the Fairhope Police Department and Baldwin County coroner for comment.
On Tuesday, Ham’s family asked fans to respect their privacy as well as not to spread rumors about her death.
“Please don’t post or spread speculation or details that are unfounded. There will be a time to share more details and to go deeper into her life. Her accounts will be used to share what she went through and the joys she brought to all of us. Unnecessary comments only serve to hurt us all, this is a time for remembrance and mourning. Thank you,” the family signed off.
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