A well-known influencer and mother of five from New Zealand, Raechelle Chase, who was famous for her inspiring fitness content, has passed away. Raechelle, a bodybuilder and fitness writer, had a substantial following on Facebook, with over 1.4 million followers. She was often referred to as an ‘internet sensation’ due to her influential presence online.
Her cause of death remains unknown. Raechelle Chase leaves behind five children, including seven-year-old twins.
She achieved the distinction of being the first New Zealander to qualify for an Olympia bodybuilding event and had competed in various international meets.
In recent times, she worked as a fitness model and influencer, offering online fitness guidance.
Heartfelt Tributes for a Driven Woman
The news of Raechelle’s passing triggered an outpouring of tributes, led by her eldest daughter, Anna Chase. Anna described her mother as supportive, kind-hearted, and a source of wisdom.
Raechelle’s ambition had inspired millions around the world. Keith O’Connell, a friend, expressed the sudden and unexpected nature of her death, emphasizing the impact of her loss on his life.
He remembered her as one of the kindest and most beautiful souls he had ever known.
A Glimpse into Her Last Days
Raechelle Chase was last active on social media on September 30, where she shared a reflective message on Instagram about growth and change.
She also posted photos from a magazine photoshoot on Facebook in the previous month.
Personal Challenges and Empowerment
Her personal life included a marriage to Chris Chase, which lasted for 14 years until their separation in February 2015.
Her former husband, Chris Chase, faced legal troubles and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2012 for his involvement in distributing a drug similar to MDMA. Raechelle later wrote an article detailing her ‘toxic’ relationship following her separation.
She urged those in similar situations to find the courage to leave such abusive relationships, especially for the sake of their children.
Raising her children alone, even while nine months pregnant with her two youngest children, brought her a newfound sense of confidence and empowerment.
Investigation into Her Passing
Raechelle Chase’s death is currently under investigation by the New Zealand Coroner. As of now, the circumstances surrounding her passing remain undisclosed.
The New Zealand Ministry of Justice noted that due to the recent nature of her death, no further information is available at this stage.
This is a tragic loss of a remarkable individual who touched the lives of many through her fitness journey and inspirational messages.