Influencer dead at 22 after haunting final post: ‘Life is short, let’s be crazy’

Influencer dead at 22 after haunting final post: ‘Life is short, let’s be crazy’

Social media star Júlia Hennessy Cayuela has died at 22 after a haunting final post to her 332,000 followers: “Life is short, let’s be crazy — me, you, god and the road. Your dreams are mine.”

The raven-haired beauty influencer was on a motorbike road trip with her husband, Daniel Cayuela, when they were involved in a crash on July 15 in São José dos Pinhais outside São Paulo, Brazil.

She was airlifted to a hospital in the nearby city of Parana in critical condition, but died shortly after arrival of sudden cardiac arrest, according to Brazilian outlet O Tempo.

Daniel — an entrepreneur with more than 110,000 Instagram followers of his own — was also seriously injured, underwent shoulder surgery and remains in intensive care.

Julia Hennessy Cayuela, 22, died in a motorcycle crash in Brazil with her husband Daniel who remains in intensive care on July 15, 2021.
Júlia Hennessy Cayuela, 22, died on July 15 in a motorcycle crash in Brazil with her husband, Daniel, who remains in intensive care.

The Cayuelas had been married for four years, and often documented their motorcycle adventures via their respective social media accounts. Their final post on both of their accounts features them with helmets posing jubilantly before an oversize yellow sign for the town of Capão Bonito.

One follower deemed the stunning web star’s post something of a premonition.

“From the phrase she put in that photo, it looked like she knew she was going to pass away,” he wrote, per O Tempo’s English translation. “In videos, Júlia even stated that the roads along which the couple took the trip were quite winding and that she got nauseated because of the curves in the path. In some moments of the recordings, it is possible to see that there was a lot of fog on the way.”


The Federal Highway Police of Parana and Ecovia told local outlets they suspect a truck was crossing the BR-277 road in São José dos Pinhais when the cycling couple T-boned into the side of it.

Júlia was buried on July 17 in the city of Belo Horizonte in the couple’s native state of Minas Gerais. Her somber funeral procession, attended by hundreds of fans and loved ones, was captured in video footage by local outlets.



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