YouTubers Pay Tribute To Claire Wineland

4 September 2018, 14:49

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Picture: Instagram: Claire Wineland
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

YouTubers including Shane Dawson and Casey Neistat have joined fans around the world in remembering and celebrating Claire

Claire Wineland, an online creator has sadly died at the age of 21. Claire spoke very openly about her experience with cystic fibrosis and she dedicated her life to raising awareness of the genetic condition and became a well-loved and respected activist.

She had a double lung transplant on 26 August, which went successfully, but a short while afterwards she suffered a stroke.

The Claire's Place Foundation said, in a Facebook post: "Our inspirational founder passed away. She was not in any pain and the medical staff said it was the most peaceful passing they had ever witnessed."

Online creators from across the world have lead tributes to Claire and praised her grounded and defiant nature:

The final words of her final Instagram post were: "I am just happy and thought I would let you all know."

Rest in peace, Claire.