Pregnant Emily Mitchell’s family shared an update on the influencer’s cause of death.
The late social media guru, who was 36 when she died, had touched the hearts of many and built up an empire of loyal fans with her blog The Hidden Way.
On the GoFundMe page, her family shed light that the Medical Examiners Office ruled her official cause of death was a pulmonary embolism.
A pulmonary embolism is a blockage in one of the arteries in the lungs.
It can be brought on by blood clots travelling to the lungs from deep veins in the legs.
The pregnant star died after she became “suddenly became unresponsive” while eating breakfast on December 22, three days before Christmas.
Her heartbroken family expressed it was “challenging” to get their heads around what happened to Emily.
They wrote in a statement: “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.”
Emily had been expecting her fifth baby — who had been named Joey in the family’s statement — when she died.
Her husband Joseph revealed he has continued to homeschool their kids — Finn, Isla, Edie and Lulu.
In the statement, it read: “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 (Bruna and Allyson are committed to help me).”
The influencer’s family thanked everyone for their support in the wake of the tragedy.
They added: “The children and I are so thankful for the outpouring of love and support in the wake of the sudden passing on of our beloved Emily and baby Joey.
“Words can’t describe how meaningful your words, gestures, expressions, and encouragement have been to us.”