Influencer Emily Mitchell, who was expecting her fifth child, passed away suddenly this week, her family confirmed.
The Rhode Island-based blogger, who ran the Hidden Way Instagram account, died three days before Christmas, along with her unborn child. Her family said she was eating breakfast on December 22 when she “became unresponsive.”
Rescue efforts for her and her fetus were unsuccessful. Doctors have yet to determine a cause of death.
“Our hearts are broken and her joyful presence will be greatly missed by so many,” a message on a GoFundMe page for Mitchell’s family read. “Em made a big impact in so many people’s lives, and this loss is incomprehensible for anyone who knew her. Our friend was a dedicated mom and wife, she had a heart for the Lord, and loved her children so dearly.”
Mitchell and her husband, Joseph, shared the news of her most recent pregnancy with her 109,000 followers on November 19. On December 8, she wrote to her followers that she would be undergoing her fifth cesarean section. Her social-media account shared the ups and downs of raising her four children, Finn, Isla, Eden and Luna.
“Beautiful inside and out, Emily had an infectious smile and a kind, compassionate spirit,” her online obituary read. “Her exuberant personality radiated outwardly in her interactions and relationships with all who knew her. Emily was a symbol of strength during the most challenging of times for so many.”