The news of the death of pregnant influencer, Emily Mitchell's, shocked us all last month - she was only thirty-six-years-old. But now, a few weeks on, her husband has finally spoken out about her cause of death.
Here's the full story...
Tributes from heartbroken fans poured in for the late mom shortly after the news of her death was announced.
Her death was sudden and unexpected.
The influencer was only thirty-six at the time.
She was also pregnant, getting prepared for her 5th C-section.
But on December 22nd, Mitchell suddenly became unresponsive while making breakfast for her family.
The influencer mom-of-4 lived in Rhode Island.
And documented her faith and family life on her social media pages, which made her a popular hit with other moms online.
She also wrote regularly for the page, "The Hidden Way."
And, back in November, she announced that she was pregnant with her 5th child.
However, sixteen weeks into her pregnancy, tragedy struck.
Emily's husband Joseph wrote on her GoFundMe page:
"Em was having her morning coffee and toast when she suddenly became unresponsive."
Providing an update, the grief-stricken husband wrote:
"The doctors are still working on answers for her family."
However, the doctor's efforts were to little avail.
Emily and her unborn baby died on December 22nd, just days before Christmas.
So far, her page has raised more than $175,000 to support the Mitchell family throughout this difficult time.
Another message on the page reads:
"Our hearts are broken and her joyful presence will be greatly missed by so many."
“Em made a big impact in so many people's lives, and this loss is incomprehensible for anyone who knew her.“
"Our friend was a dedicated mom and wife, she had a heart for the Lord, and loved her children so dearly."
“Emily left behind her loving husband Joe."
"[She also leaves behind] 4 beautiful children, Finn, Isla, Edie and Lulu."
The post continued:
"We are heartbroken by her passing and, as a community, we wish to express our love for her family through this fundraiser."
“These funds will go towards her children's education next year, as well as the many costs Joe and the kids will face as they adjust to life without Emily.“
"We appreciate everyone's concerns about her sudden passing."
“We want to thank you all for the love you've expressed in the form of messages, calls and letters."
"Your words didn't go unnoticed and her family is very grateful for your support during this devastating time."
And now, nearly a month on from the tragedy, the cause of her unexpected death has been revealed.
In an update on the GoFundMe campaign, her husband said this:
"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."
Rest in peace, Emily.
Our thoughts go out to Emily's family and friends during this very challenging time.