The sudden passing of IFBB Pro Raechelle Chase, a beloved fitness influencer and devoted mother of five from New Zealand, has left a void in the hearts of many.
In a heartfelt statement issued on social media, her eldest daughter, Anna Chase, confirmed the heartbreaking news, expressing, "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. I miss her immensely and that love won’t ever fade."
The cause of Raechelle's untimely departure remains shrouded in mystery, as New Zealand authorities diligently investigate the circumstances.
With a massive following of over 1.4 million on Facebook, Raechelle was a beacon of motivation for fans from all over the world who looked to her as a source of inspiration.
Just days before her tragic passing, the fitness icon shared a glimpse of her lastest photo shoot for the cover of Oxygen Magazine, which marked the 14th time that she graced the cover of a magazine in her illustrious career.
Raechelle Chase was more than an icon; she was a pioneer. In 2011, she etched her name in history as the first New Zealand woman to compete in the Figure Olympia. During that season, she secured top 3 finishes in both the Melbourne and NZ Pro shows, cementing her legacy as one of the most decorated fitness competitors in her nation’s history.