Annabelle Ham – a social media personality with a significant fan base on YouTube, TikTok and Instagram – passed away on July 15, her family members have now confirmed.
She was 22 years old.
The cause of death has been described by the same loved ones as an “epileptic event.”
“This is Annabelle’s family. We write this with a heavy, heavy heart. Annabelle has experienced an epileptic event and has passed through to the gates of heaven,” read a post on Annabelle’s Instagram profile on Monday night.
“She has struggled with this for a long time and wanted to raise awareness about it, which we will do in her honor.”
A content creator, Ham, who gained her notable following after launching her lifestyle YouTube channel in 2014, vlogged about life as a college student while also sharing makeup tips.
According to The Daily Mail, she was at a bachelorette party in Fairhope, Alabama when she was reported missing before being found dead on Saturday.
Continued Ham’s relatives on Instagram:
“Annabelle was beautiful and inspiring and lived life to the fullest. Everyone she met was inspired by her energy and the light in her soul that shone so brightly.
“She was and will be so loved forever.
“We ask for your prayers of peace for her family and friends during this difficult time, and to give all of us a chance to grieve and process this as a family.”
Ham’s sisters, Amelia and Alexandria, later shared emotional tributes on social media, with Alexandria saying there will “never be words for how heartbroken my family and I are.”
“Annabelle was such a light to the world,” she wrote in a July 17 Instagram post that included a photo of the couple.
“A spark plug. If you knew Annabelle, you loved her and loved being around her.
“She also loved others so much. Please keep my family in your prayers.”
“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 could happen to you until it does.
“Annabelle was such a good sister to Alexandria and to me. She was amazing, she’s been to so many places and done so many things. she was so sweet, so beautiful with the bluest eyes ever, she was always happy and lit up every room.
“But God was ready for her. I know she always wanted to live life to the fullest, that’s what we need to do now. And I know she’s dancing in heaven now.
“Can’t wait to give you a big hug one day.”
Ham had more than 150,000 followers between her YouTube and Instagram accounts.
Born in Georgia, the late 22-year-old was also remembered by the Beta Zeta chapter of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, of which the Kennesaw State University student was a member.
“On Saturday, July 15, we lost a big part of our hearts,” read a post on the organization’s Instagram page.
‘Annabelle Ham was such a bright spot in our department. She had an amazing impact on every sister in Beta Zeta.
“She was caring, selfless and carried so much love in her heart. She always had a smile on her face and never failed to bring a smile to others. To know her is to love her. She lived every day to the fullest.
“She will be forever missed by all of us and everyone who was blessed to know her.”
Adblock test (Why?)