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Melanie Ham, who became a YouTube star for her crocheting, sewing, and DIY tutorial videos, has died at 36 from cancer.

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In an Instagram post, Melanie’s husband announced her death saying, “It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness I share the news of the passing of my sweet, amazing, beautiful wife Melanie. If you’ve been following our journey I’m sure you were, like us, hopeful she could defeat this insidious disease. Over the past few months things have been progressively getting worse and we’re thankful that we made it to this point through the holidays and tried to make every moment count. We are short 9 days of our 16 year anniversary. My family, our doctors, our nurses and especially Melanie fought until the end and did all we could do to avoid today, but that is not our path. Let me reassure all those rooting for us, Melanie fought like a warrior queen.”

Ham’s channel on YouTube had more than 800,000 subscribers, with some videos reaching more than 5 million views, NBC News reported.

Doctors initially found a mass on Melanie’s left kidney in December 2018, E! reported.

Ham first announced her diagnosis with epithelioid angiomyolipoma on her website in August, asking her fans at the time to pray for her and her family.

To remember Melanie, her husband asked her followers to “hug those you love today, put up a toast of Bourbon (her favorite, that she hasn’t partaken in during her journey) and say a prayer” for their children.