Influencer Elena Huelva dies aged 20 after cancer battle as tributes pour in

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Elena Huelva has died (Image: Instagram)
Elena Huelva has died (Image: Instagram)

Spanish influencer Elena Huelva has died at the age of 20, her family has confirmed.

The influencer's death comes after she had documented her cancer battle on social media for almost four years.

Her family confirmed she died on January 3 in a heartfelt Instagram message, Spanish outlet El Mundo said. The message translated to: "Since this morning, Elena has been dancing for you and looking at you from her star.

It was posted alongside Elena's signature hashtag #misganasganan and concluded: "Thank you for everything."

Elena regularly updated her 984,000 followers on her condition after being diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma in 2019. According to the NHS, it is a rare cancer that affects bones or the tissue around bones and mainly affects children and young people.

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Influencer Elena Huelva dies aged 20 after cancer battle as tributes pour inElena's last Instagram pic
Influencer Elena Huelva dies aged 20 after cancer battle as tributes pour inElena died at the age of 20

However, it can also be seen in adults and is more common in males than females.

Her death comes on the same day she posted her final update to her fans. The message in Spanish translated: "Today I woke up not in the best way. These are very difficult days, they are becoming more and more complicated, but as you know I am stronger, and more complicated."

Followers flocked to the comments section on the post to leave their emotional messages. Spanish singer India Martinez penned: "You are more beautiful... in the distance I grab your hand my brave girl."

Influencer Elena Huelva dies aged 20 after cancer battle as tributes pour inElena regularly shared updates from hospital (Instagram)

Singer and reality star Oma Montes shared his sadness, saying: " I can't believe it rest in peace baby."

And Spanish sports journalist Sara Carbonero added: " I'll hold your strong hand, Elena."

In her final words on her Instagram Stories, Elena said: "I want you to know that I already won, a long time ago. We continue, always."

Influencer Elena Huelva dies aged 20 after cancer battle as tributes pour inElena's followers left messages in tribute

When she first announced the heartbreaking news of her diagnosis, Elena shared an image of her lying in a hospital bed with her followers alongside the message: "It really has been a roller coaster, it started with bad news.

"A bad bug had come into my life, and I had to kill it somehow. I felt fear, insecurities, I kept asking questions like; Why me? Am I strong enough to kill him? And in a few days after finding out, I used all my strength to defeat him and show him that I was stronger than him."

Jamie Roberts

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