Social media star Annabelle Ham was pulled from an Alabama bay and pronounced dead Saturday, according to a Baldwin County Coroner’s Office report obtained by The Post.
The 22-year-old college student and lifestyle content creator was discovered in the waters of Mobile Bay in Fairhope, Alabama on July 15.
The coroner’s office responded to the scene, according to the report, and Annabelle was transported to the Alabama Medical Examiner’s Office, Mobile Lab, for an autopsy, but the official cause of death has not yet been released.
The Post has reached out to the Fairhope Police Department for further comment.
Annabelle was known for her lifestyle content when she was a college student at Kennesaw State University, amassing thousands of followers and subscribers across her multiple platforms.
On Tuesday, the influencer’s sister, Alexandria, told The Post in a message that Annabelle had “struggled with epilepsy for a while” and had “experienced an epileptic episode.”
“Honestly, she was everything that is good in this world. She was the life of the party, a spark plug, she loved everyone she knew and everyone loved her too,” Alexandria continued.
“She was always so happy and looking for ways to improve each day, situation or outing. There really are no adequate words for how good she was.”
The Ham family took to Annabelle’s Instagram account to announce the news of her passing to their more than 76,000 followers.
This is Annabelle’s family. We are writing this with very, very heavy hearts,” they wrote. “Annabelle experienced an epileptic seizure and went to the gates of heaven.”
They revealed that the late content creator had battled epilepsy “for a long time and wanted to raise awareness about it,” something her family intends to continue in her honor.
“Annabelle was beautiful and inspiring and lived life to the fullest. Everyone she met was inspired by her energy and her light within her soul that shone so brightly,” she wrote. “She was, and she always will be, so loved.”
The Ham family requested prayers and privacy as they mourn the loss of their loved one, and urged Annabelle fans not to “post or spread unsubstantiated speculation or details.”
“There will be a time to share more details and go deeper into his life. Your accounts will be used to share what happened and the joys it brought us all,” they wrote. “Unnecessary comments only serve to hurt us all, this is a time to remember and mourn.”
The tragic announcement follows the confirmation of Annabelle’s death by her two sisters, Amelia and Alexandria, as condolences poured in from Annabelle’s sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi, and her many online supporters.
“Sometimes I don’t understand why God does things, but I can’t even put into words how hard this is,” Amelia wrote, in part. “You would never think something like this would happen to you or could happen to you until it does.”
Amelia described her beloved sister as “amazing”, “sweet” and “such a good sister”.
“She was so sweet, so pretty with the bluest eyes ever, she was always happy and she lit up every room. but God was ready for her,” he continued.
“I know she always wanted to live life to the fullest, that’s what we have to do now. and i know she’s dancing in heaven right now. I can’t wait to give you a big hug one day.”