Model and activist Mama Cax passed away at the age of 30, the news was confirmed by her family via an Instagram post.
Haitian-born model and fashion activist Cacsmy Brutus was known as Mama Cax. Her passing has left the international entertainment industry heartbroken.
As being reported, she spent her last week in the hospital. She died on December 16, 2019.
She was diagnosed with bone and lung cancer at the age of 14 after which she forced her to have part of her right leg amputated, and wore a prosthetic leg for the last 16 years of her life.
Famous international personalities from both the music and fashion community took to social media to pay their last respects to Mama Cax:
My beautiful friend was the most extraordinary role model. Mama Cax was a cancer survivor, model, amputee, and activist. She was sent home TWICE prematurely by our underfunded NHS and died in her hotel room. This happens so often now in the UK, especially to young black women. 💔 pic.twitter.com/tng9DcgFNc
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) December 20, 2019
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There’s a reason why when we went to Disneyland, little girls kept asking if you were a princess. There was a light about you, and anyone that was lucky enough to meet you, to be in your presence, and even luckier to be loved by you, saw it, felt it & was drawn to you. You lived unapologetically, you loved so all encompassing, you hyped me up, sent me memes when you knew I needed a laugh, and you did that for everyone you loved. The last time I spoke to you we were on FaceTime and I told you about my recent changes in my life, you showered me with love as you always did, and then scolded me when I told you that I hadn’t eaten that day and wasn’t sleeping enough, and I laughed and told you “God! You’re always being my mom!!!” because that was you, you were a nurturer. You loved hard, your sense of humor was untouchable, your passion was electric, and the work you did on this earth, the lives you touched, the visibility you brought to this world, your beautiful words of strength and standing firm for what you believe… that will be your legacy. Rest now @mamacax , we will keep fighting for you 🖤💔 (& yea, I’m gonna bloom & make you proud 🌷)
— Kendall Ciesemier (@kciesemier) December 20, 2019
I am without the proper words. I interviewed Mama Cax for Teen Vogue, Her answers really made me think. The modeling world was better for having her in it. I am in shock. RIP to a world changer. My heart goes out to her loved ones. https://t.co/cuNSn3iUPm
— Keah Brown (@Keah_Maria) December 20, 2019