Former Miss Jamaica, Shakira Martin dies from sickle cell aged 30.


Former Miss Jamaica Universe Shakira Martin died at a hospital in Florida onWednesday night due to some complications with the sickle cell disease. She was just 30 years old.

Shakira’s mother Andrea Hall confirmed her death in a social media post, saying, ‘My darling princess Shakira Aminah passed away at 12:28am from complications from sickle cell blood clots to both lungs’.

Shakira was a fighter, lived her life in the moment, never became a slave to her disease. I will [keep] you posted with all the arrangements, which will be both in Florida and Jamaica her favourite place in the whole world. Thanks for your support, prayers, phone calls, texts,’

Martin had reportedly been on life support after a lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia. Family and friends were with her when she died.

 

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