Model’s death is being mourned by family and friends Niece Waidhofer.
Waidhofer’s family confirmed she died by suicide, per TMZ, and was discovered after Texas law enforcement completed a welfare check in her Houston home sometime last month. She was 31.
Niece died after suffering from mental illness for a while. Her family said that Niece often spoke out about her mental state to her friends before her death. The family added, “She was very transparent with her followers about how she struggled.” She even wanted to assist her followers that had also been through it.

Waidhofer’s family shared that they would be starting a non-profit called “Peace from Neice” to honor her. The organization will focus on mental health awareness, providing grants for research and funding mental illness research.

According to her family, Niece was “more than her struggles.” She was kind and beautiful, compassionate and thoughtful, and she was also thoughtful and difficult.