Fashion blogger Kyrzayda Rodriguez has passed away. The Dominicana had been fighting stomach cancer for almost a year and died earlier today. A few days ago, we learned that she wasn’t even able to attend Fashion Week this week due to her deteriorating health.
As a result, fashion bloggers and fans started using the hashtag #youinspireuskyrzayda, created by Miami fashion blogger, Daniela Ramirez also known (a.ka. @nany), in efforts to honor Rodriguez during her absence at Fashion Week. But late yesterday Instagram was flooded with tribute posts dedicated to Rodriguez and confirming her passing.
“For all those who knew my cousin @kyrzayda_, you knew she was battling stage 4 cancer. Sadly, today she lost that battle,” her cousin Maria (a.k.a @addictedtowick2) shared on Instagram a few hours ago.
“She was a warrior that was full of life. She fought hard till the very end. She was our little warrior and now she will be our little angel. She was a beautiful person, in and out and our family dynamic will never be the same. This is very devastating to our family and we thank you for all the immense support you have all given us. We will keep you updated as far as the arrangements go. Now you will be in heaven with all the fashion Gods and no longer suffering.”
Rodriguez’s good friend Geraldine Torres also confirmed her passing on Instagram.
“My queen, my friend, my lama lover. My favorite person to bicker with, my sweet angel now in heaven. I will miss you with all my heart with all my soul. I can’t even explain to you the loss I’m feeling without you here. I can’t even begin to think what I’m to do moving forward without you just a phone call away. All these memories of our time together are passing through my mind, so many favorites. Why lord why so little time, I wanted a lifetime more of friendship so much we wanted to do so many places she wanted to see. I will always think of you babe and I will always cherish your light in my life. I will always love you and never forget you. May you Rest in Peace Kyrz. Te quiero.”