Chiropractor Visit Doomed Model Who Died at 34 Katie May died after a neck adjustment gone wrong By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Oct 19, 2016 11:30 AM CDT 132 comments Comments Katie May is shown in an image from a GoFundMe campaign to help her daughter. (GoFundMe)Katie May is shown in an image from a GoFundMe campaign to help her daughter. (GoFundMe) (Newser) – Playboy model and "Queen of Snapchat" Katie May died mysteriously at age 34 in February—and a coroner has now placed the blame on chiropractic treatment she got days before her death. According to a death certificate obtained by TMZ, a blunt force injury sustained during a "neck manipulation by a chiropractor" tore an artery in her neck, which ultimately cut off blood flow to her brain and caused a stroke. Sources tell the gossip site May had fallen during a photo shoot and went to the chiropractor for treatment for what she believed was a pinched nerve. She had the stroke just three days after the appointment.