Playboy model Katie May, who died at the age of 34 in February, passed away after a chiropractor fatally injured her neck, TMZ reported Wednesday, October 19.
According to the news outlet, which cited the late beauty's death certificate from the Los Angeles County Coroner, May died from a blunt force injury that tore her left vertebral artery after a visit to the chiropractor.
The fatal injury (which the death certificate reportedly identifies as "neck manipulation by chiropractor") cut off the blood flow to the so-called Queen of Snapchat's brain. The death is listed as accidental, TMZ reported.
In late January, days before her death, May tweeted that she "pinched a nerve" in her neck while doing a photo shoot and "got adjusted" during two separate visits to her chiropractor.
As previously reported, May died on February 4 after suffering a stroke. TMZ reported at the time that she was taken off life support and passed away surrounded by her family and friends.
The Playboy model was a single mother to her 7-year-old daughter, Mia. May's family set up a GoFundMe page shortly after her death to raise funds to support Mia.
"Anyone who was lucky enough to know Katie May was truly blessed by her incredible heart, mind and soul," the fundraiser page read. "She was an inspiration and a guiding light to so many people in this world. People help us by donating money to support her daughter and best friend Mia. We want to raise as much money for Mia's living trust as possible to ensure she will always be taken care of. Mia was Katie's whole life, so please help Katie, Mia and us by donating money to Mia."
According to TMZ, May's family was informed of the coroner's findings, but "would not comment" on whether they plan to pursue legal action.
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