Influence Cheyann Shaw died after her battle with ovarian cancer, which she documented on Instagram with the hashtag #Cheystrong. She was 28.
Her family shared the news with their 220,000 followers on January 4. A smiling photo from the fitness guru was annotated: “With a heavy heart, we are sad to announce that our beautiful girl Cheyann has been called home to heaven.”
The site’s contribution continued, “If Cheyann has taught us one thing, we can always find a reason to smile through her no matter what battles we face.”
Her mother, Give us Clark, also quoted in the Post, saying, “My heart breaks today, our little girl lost her long battle with ovarian cancer. She fought to the bitter end. She is a true warrior and survivor. She really will be and will be missed . ” forever be in my heart “
Cheyann rose to fame as a bodybuilder and bikini competitor before she was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer in August 2016 at the age of 23. She said she was accidentally diagnosed – “but that accident saved my life.”