An important update in the cause of death of Playboy model Katie May has come to light, and, according to the results of her autopsy, it has now been confirmed that she died because of a chiropractic injury. Katie’s untimely passing occurred after she suffered a massive stroke following a second chiropractor visit to get treated for a sore neck that stemmed from an injury she sustained during a fall while at a photo shoot.
People reported that Playboy model Katie May, 34, passed away following a chiropractic visit that left her with a torn artery in her neck. In February, following her first visit to a chiropractor, instead of going to a physician or hospital after her neck was not feeling any better, she went to the chiropractor a second time and had her neck manipulated once again.
On January 29, less than a week before her death, Playboy model Katie May tweeted “she had hurt her neck during a photo shoot,” according to CDA News. She also tweeted that she thought she had pinched a nerve in her neck and asked if anybody had “any home remedy suggestions.” Two days later, she tweeted that she planned a second, follow-up visit to the chiropractor to get further treatment for her neck injury.
Playboy model Katie May, who was also an NFL cheerleader, passed away as a result of a neck manipulation injury she sustained during a chiropractic visit. In an interview, Ed Winter, the Assistant Chief Coroner of Los Angeles, indicated that when a chiropractor shifted Katie’s neck, it tore “her left vertebral artery.” This tear resulted in a blockage of blood flow to her brain, which ultimately caused the massive stroke she experienced that led to her death.
Winter listed Playboy model Katie May’s death as caused by an “infarction of brain.” He ruled that her death was “an accident.” Winter went on to say that when Katie was finally taken to the hospital after her pain became extreme, they tried to save her, but it was too late and she passed away.
In February, Katie May’s brother, Stephen, said that the massive stroke his sister had experienced was “caused by a blocked carotid artery.” He told People then that he did not think his sister had sought any medical care other than having gone to her chiropractor twice. He said had she gone to a hospital, the outcome would have been very different.
Katie May was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on a Monday, according to CDA News. She began vomiting in the waiting room, and suffered her first stroke, a relatively minor one. As she was attempting to recover from it overnight, she suffered a second, massive stroke. She was declared brain-dead and was placed on life support on Tuesday. By Thursday, with her friends and family surrounding her, Katie was taken off life support and she died.
An autopsy has officially revealed that the cause of death of Playboy model Katie May was a second visit to her chiropractor, which resulted in her suffering a tear in her left vertebral artery, blocking blood flow to her brain and leading to her suffering a massive stroke. She left behind a 7-year-old daughter, Mia. People reported that a GoFundMe page was set up in an effort to raise money for Mia’s education. So far, $31,544 has been raised with a goal of raising $100,000.
By John Samuels
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