Playboy Model Dead of Stroke at 34 Katie May was also big on social media By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Feb 5, 2016 10:28 AM CST 37 comments Comments Katie May is shown in a picture from the GoFundMe page. (GoFundMe) (Newser) – A Playboy model and social media sensation known as the "Queen of Snapchat" has died at age 34, TMZ reports. Katie May, who also modeled for dozens of other websites and magazines including Sports Illustrated and who had nearly 2 million followers on Instagram, had recently sought treatment for neck pain, her family told TMZ. On Monday, she was hospitalized after suffering a stroke in LA caused by a blockage in her carotid artery. She never recovered, and was taken off life support Thursday night. Her family has set up a GoFundMe campaign to support the 7-year-old daughter May leaves behind.