Top Model Found Dead at Young Age, Sudden Death Sends Wave of Grief Across Industry

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October 16, 2018Oct 16, 2018

Devastating news was reported on Tuesday, October 16. A young up-and-coming model, Mairead O'Neill, has passed away. The 21-year-old was becoming one of Ireland's most popular models and was beginning to build a worldwide audience. 

According to reports, Mairead was pronounced dead late Monday night after emergency services tried to save her life. The young model had gained support around the world following the recent death of her mother from cancer. 

Sadly, the young girl with a promising career ahead of her has now passed away as well. Her agent, Cathy Martin, spoke out about Mairead's death. 

She wrote, "It's such a shock to hear that Mairead has passed away. We don't know exactly what happened but she has been having a very difficult time following the death of her mum from bowel cancer. She had a lot of support but her heart was broken. It's so sad to think that she is gone now too."

She continued, "Mairead was a clever, grounded and very smart young lady who was beautiful. She had been modeling for me for about six years and was doing very well. She had a lot of strengths and had a Kardashian look that people loved. But what was most charming about her is that she really had no idea that she had the world at her feet."

She concluded, "She was a head turner in looks and personality. Feisty and shy, able and then sometimes a bit awkward, so young but wise too. She was lovely but she had been utterly devastated by the death of her mum and she had been struggling terribly with that. She had lost her anchor."

According to reports, Mairead had been hanging out with friends on Monday night and had been drinking. Sadly, hours later, she was gone. Her official cause of death has not yet been released. 

Please be praying for the rest of Mairead's family during this sad time. Share your prayers here. In other recent news, a major update was just given on the missing 13-year-old girl whose parents were found dead. Please continue praying for her.