A former Miss Teen Universe has died after suffering a fatal heart attack on a ski trip the day before her 20th birthday.
Model Lotte van der Zee, from Holland, passed away after falling into a coma following a cardiac arrest while on vacation in Westendorf, Austria with her family. The model won the pageant in 2017. She died on Wednesday at a hospital in Munich.
Her parents said Lotte had been out with friends the night before her heart attack but that she had returned feeling fine. They wrote on their daughter’s Instagram, that her sickness “swiftly escalated in sudden cardiac arrest” later that day. She was resuscitated by her mother and rushed to a nearby hospital where she was placed in a medically induced coma. She was then transferred to a specialist hospital in Munich where she suffered organ failure and passed away.