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Playboy model Katie May’s death blamed on chiropractor visit

Katie May
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Katie May, a model who posed in Playboy, was a social media sensation whose followers were left in shock when she suddenly died at age 34 in February.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office is now saying that May suffered a torn artery in her neck that occurred during her visit to her chiropractor.

The death certificate obtained by Inside Edition lists the cause of death as “neck manipulation by chiropractor” and “blunt force injury of neck.”

May died of a stroke and leaves behind a 7-year-old daughter.

READ: Model Katie May’s death raises more questions about chiropractors

May, whose popularity earned her the title “Queen of Snapchat,” talked about the pain immediately following the chiropractor visit in messages on Twitter:

In this video from “Inside Edition,” Katie’s brother Steven May cautions people about seeing a chiropractor.

“I think people should think twice before they have their neck adjusted,” he says. Here’s more: