The family of Emily Mitchell, the influencer behind blog The Hidden Way, has said they have learned she died of a pulmonary embolism.
The internet star, pregnant with her fifth child, was 36-years old when she died suddenly in December.
The GoFundMe page set up to raise money for the couple and their children – Finn, Isla, Edie and Lulu – has been updated with a message thanking the family’s followers for ‘the outpouring of love and support’ after her death.
It said: ‘Thank you also for respecting our privacy as we adjust to life without Mum.
‘A few days ago we learned from the state Medical Examiners Office that the official cause of death was a pulmonary embolism.
‘Although it is challenging to wrap our heads around how this could have happened, we know all first responders and medical personnel did everything they could to help, and therefore we are certain that it was simply her time; the Lord was calling her home.’
Joseph continued: ‘We will continue our commitment to homeschool in the same spirit and vision that Emily was so passionate about, and we are looking forward to learning how best to continue sharing what the kids and I are up to on Instagram.’
Mitchell’s obituary said the couple had planned to name their fifth child Joey.
In the final update from her Instagram page she told her followers she would be giving birth by C-section.
She said: ‘However your baby gets here, just know YOUR EXPERIENCE is valid and worthy. YOU are no less a mother if you needed emergency medical intervention, had a planned c-section, or an epidural.
‘You aren’t a ‘better’ mother if you had a home birth or an unmedicated vaginal birth. And if you grew your brood through adoption or surrogacy or family blending? Those are YOUR babies and YOU SIT PROUDLY at the table of motherhood.’
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