The cause of death of the popular lifestyle blogger Emily Mitchell has been revealed.
The American influencer, who was 36 when she passed away, had amassed an army of loyal fans for her blog, The Hidden Way, that chronicled her family’s life and their faith.
In an emotional statement released by the family on a GoFundMe page, her husband opened up about how the family is struggling to cope with the grief: ‘The children and I are so thankful for the outpouring of love and support in the wake of the sudden passing on of our beloved Emily and baby Joey.’
The statement continued to reveal that mum-of-four’s cause of death was a pulmonary embolism, which occurs when a blood vessel in the lungs becomes blocked.
‘Although it is challenging to wrap our heads around how this could have happened, we know all first responders and medical personnel did everything they could to help, and therefore we are certain that it was simply her time,’ the statement continued.
Earlier this month, Emily’s husband had opened up about the morning when his life changed forever, when his wife became ‘unresponsive’ while eating breakfast at their home in Rhode Island, only three days before Christmas.
The blogger mum tragically passed away just a month after announcing that she and her husband were expecting their fifth child.
The proud mum was very vocal about the realities of motherhood.
In her final Instagram post, she wrote: ‘This will be my FIFTH C-Section. 🤯 However your baby gets here, just know YOUR EXPERIENCE is valid and worthy.’
Emily Mitchell’s Instagram following totalled 177K. The GoFundMe page was set up to help support the family.