The trailblazing model was also an advocate for women's health. She was born as Ashley Shandrel Luther in Saskatchewan, Canada, and adopted a stage name as she made her way through the competitive industry, being one of the first curvy models.
Expiry at 30
According to PEOPLE Magazine, on March 1, Elly Mayday's heart dejected. The model's family announced her demise on all of her social media accounts. She was only 30 years old.
The most disturbing part is that whenever she went for a check-up, the doctors advised her to lose weight instead. When the painkillers failed, she decided to help herself and was then, diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 25.
The brave lady molded her whole career around her morbid illness. She was known for boldly battling it throughout her modeling tenure and often, shared photos with her surgical scars and a bald head from chemotherapy. Her closed ones remarked:
Fans are heartbroken
Elly had a huge following for her inspirational spirit. She was a voice for women trying to embrace their bodies and for the cancer patients who didn't feel alone in their struggles because of her. They remembered her and pledged to keep her alive in their memories.
Elly Mayday died of Ovarian Cancer at age 30. I won't be embarrassed about my body shape anymore. She taught me a lesson. I'm a 13 year Ovarian cancer survivor. I will think of her every day. #GodBlessElly pic.twitter.com/Te7wIznqfe— Sharpie100 (@Sharpie100) March 6, 2019
🙏🏾for her family and friends so sorry for their loss R.I.P.— Tomikka (@Tomikka4) March 7, 2019
The world lost another beautiful, strong, revolutionary woman to #ovariancancer. #EllyMayDay will forever be one of my #plussizepinupmodel idols, and a PIONEER for women battling cancer and finding the beauty in life. ❤ We will miss you. pic.twitter.com/NQBt3eb7sb— Miss MozzyDee (@MissMozzyDee) March 3, 2019
This picture sparked my journey of self love and appreciation. The world lost a beautiful, caring, bold, and strong young woman. My heart is broken, but you didn’t deserve that pain. RIP Ashley aka Elly Mayday ♥️ pic.twitter.com/V5IINEj1nr— Nashalie ✨ (@nashy_23) March 3, 2019
She did fulfill her purpose to change the world for the better. Elly will be dearly missed for her courage and strength. Share this and pay your respects to the deceased.