February 29, 2024


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Journey influencer Lee MacMillan dead at 28

Lee MacMillan, an influencer regarded for documenting her travels all-around the environment in a van, has died by suicide.

According to local ABC and FOX news affiliate KEYT, Lee was 28 yrs old and was uncovered lifeless on Friday, March 26 in Santa Barbara, California.

Lee, a Canadian citizen, was hit and killed by an Amtrak train right after being noted missing. She reportedly left her dwelling devoid of her automobile, wallet, keys, ID, and phone.

KEYT described that authorities said at the time she could possibly have been suicidal. 


“Soon after residing an remarkable everyday living, and preventing a brave fight with depression, our hearts are shattered to share that Lee took her lifestyle on Friday,” a publish on her Instagram page explained on March 29. “She was the brightest light-weight, a magnetic power of character and was beloved by so so quite a few.”

Lee MacMillan was struck by a train on March 26. 

Lee MacMillan was struck by a prepare on March 26. 

Lee and her Australian partner Max Bidstrup employed to write-up about their travels with their pet, Occy, on Instagram and YouTube. In January 2020, the couple announced their breakup and Bidstrup moved again to Australia with Occy.

In November 2020, Lee posted about her new boyfriend, Jordan Chiu, and then got a new van in January 2021 to pursue much more travels.

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“You have been a desire further than my wildest goals,” Chiu penned on Instagram on March 30. “You crammed my heart up total to bursting and stretched it even more than what I ever imagined was feasible. You had been my particular person, my partner, my most effective good friend. Each individual day with you was an adventure and I hope anywhere you are you’ve got found peace and snuggles. Rest simple pup. I love you more than you will at any time know.”

Bidstrup also wrote a moving tribute for his ex on social media. “It was usually you [red heart emoji],” he wrote. “You had been the finest issue to at any time materialize to me. You have been the most effective man or woman I have at any time achieved. I fell in adore with you the day we fulfilled however you have been even now the more powerful a person that reported ‘I appreciate you’ 1st. I never stopped loving you Mountie, I hope you know that [red heart emoji]. I will normally cherish my time with you in this globe and hope over and above hope to see you in the following. Preserve some mini eggs for me.”

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If you or someone you know is acquiring ideas of suicide, remember to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-Chat (8255).