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 October 22, 2023

Fitness influencer Raechelle Chase dies at 41

Raechelle Chase, the popular fitness influencer from New Zealand, has died at the age of 41. 

The news of Chase's passing, according to, has been confirmed by her eldest daughter, Anna Chase.

"She was supportive, kind-hearted, and always had the best advice for us. She was a wildly driven woman with ambition and has inspired millions of people around the world," Anna Chase told the outlet, adding, "I miss her immensely and that love won’t ever fade."

The cause of Chase's death, at the time of this writing, remains unclear.

New Zealand's Coroner's Office is reported to be looking into Chase's passing. But, it has yet to release any information on it.

New Zealand's Ministry of Justice has put out a statement, saying, "Given the recent nature of the death, no further information is available at this stage."

At the time of her passing, Chase had over 1.4 million followers on her official Facebook pageRaechelle Chase IFBB Figure Professional. 

The New York Post reports:

Raechelle frequently posted workout tips, inspirational quotes and shots of her well-sculpted body. In her final post before her death, the professional fitness model posted a pic from a photo shoot for the cover of Oxygen Magazine — one of over 14 covers she appeared on during her career, PerthNow reported.

Chase was more than just a social media influencer, however. reports, "Chase was a professional bodybuilder and fitness writer who was the first New Zealander to qualify for an Olympia bodybuilding event and competed in various international meets."

The outlet also reports that Chase was the mother of five children. She had all five of those children with her husband, Chris Chase. Raechelle and Chris Chase were married for 14 years until they decided to separate in February 2015.

Later, Chris Chase ended up being sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment for drug distribution. The Post reports, "A year after their split, Raechelle penned a piece for Stuff in which she described her 'toxic' post-separation relationship and warned others to leave abusive partners for the sake of the children."

Family, friends, and followers have taken to social media to express their sadness at the passing of Chase.

Keither O'Conner, who is described as a friend of Chase, wrote, "Not going to lie, very few things in my life hit me as hard as your passing... You had so much left to live. So much love to give. You were, still are, and always will be one of the kindest beautiful souls I will ever have experienced."

Written By:
Oliver Winters

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