Tributes have been pouring in for well-known Irish beauty influencer, Jade McCann, 24, who died at Blackrock Hospice last Thursday.
Known as ‘Jayda’ by her thousands of Instagram followers, the blogger from Greystones died after battling a rare form of cancer called PEComa, which started in her vulva but spread to her lungs.
A statement on her Instagram stories read: “Just want to update you all on Jade’s situation; Jade passed away peacefully in her sleep this morning at 5.10am.
“We will put up a post in the near future with more details regarding her passing but for now her family would appreciate privacy until everything is in order. Thank you all for your support and continued kindness.”
Reposing took place in Sallynoggin and her funeral was held in Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel, Killiney on Saturday afternoon in a civil funeral service, followed by a private cremation at Mount Jerome Crematorium.
Instead of flowers, the family asked for donations, if desired, to Blackrock Hospice.
Jayda documented her cancer battle on social media. She was known for her positivity, and her followers continue to pay tribute to her online, praising her for positive influence on others.
One wrote: “Jayda McCann was an ACTUAL “influencer.” She influenced and encouraged people to live their lives to the fullest even when hers was coming to an end. Such an incredible person who made and enormous impact on so many people. A gorgeous girl whose life was cut far too short.”
Another person, who worked with Jade in the Martello, wrote: “My heart is broken for Jade/Jayda McCann. She tried everything and was relentlessly positive, an absolute warrior…”
While another said: “…Some people live to be 100 and never make an impact on this world. Jade your life, albeit short on this earth, made such a positive impact. You helped so many. You made a difference.”