How did Katelyn Ballman die? TikToker itskatieeebee, 27, was a doting mother of four

Katelyn Ballman had more than 75,000 followers and 1.5 million likes on TikTok, where she used to share about her husband, Josh Wurtz, and four kids

                            How did Katelyn Ballman die? TikToker itskatieeebee, 27, was a doting mother of four
Katelyn Ballman reportedly died on September 29 (Instagram/ @itskatieebee)

Online influencer Katelyn Ballman, 27, known as @itskatieebee on TikTok, died on Wednesday, September 29. The cause of death is not known yet, but Saundra Mae-Lynn, who identifies herself as Ballman’s aunt, shared on Facebook, “It is with the utmost sadness that I need to report my niece Katelyn Ballman only 27 years old has passed away. She was fun and funny and a loving mother.”

She added: “I didn’t hear from her often but she did call once in a while. Nothing as far as I know is known about the cause of death. If you know Brenda Herbers contact her for further information. Bless her and her family.” It has been said that Ballman had more than 75,000 followers and 1.5 million likes on TikTok, where she used to share about her life as well as about her husband, Josh Wurtz, and four kids. Her Instagram also had a following of over 2k people that was filled with posts of her with friends and family.


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According to reports, Ballman shared her last video on TikTok on September 29 -- the day on which she apparently died. The caption of the video read, “Literally in school pick up line” which showed her dancing while sitting in her car. An online obituary of her read, “Katelyn Wurtz (nee Ballman), age 27, of Cheviot, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 30, 1994 to Peggy Ballman. She was preceded in death by her mother, Peggy Ballman, grandmother, Hattie Ballman, and sister, Larhnoda Vohl.”


It continued, “Katelyn is survived by her beloved Husband, Josh Wurtz; parents, Fred (Brenda) Herbers; children, Anabelle Pastrimas-Wurtz, Braxton Wurtz, Owen Ballman, Easton Ballman; siblings, Eric (Misty) Ballman, Trenton Vohl, Andrea Vohl, Cameron Ballman, Alexis Pelfrey, Tiffany Herbers, Erin Herbers, Ernie Sizemore, Charity Herbers, Bri Herbers, Elizabeth Gifford; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gary and Kim Wurtz; sister-in-law, Kayla (Charles) Rutland; and a host of other family members and friends,” before adding: “In loving memory of Katelyn, contributions may be made to the family. To share a memory of Katelyn or leave a special message for her family, please click the Share Memories button above.”

Social media pages were also filled with tributary messages for Ballman. Friend and fellow TikToker Allison Burton, who uses username @itsallibee, took to Instagram, where she posted a collage of pictures with Ballman and wrote: “My beautiful soul sister, my best friend, my everything is now in heaven. I can’t seem to understand why her? My heart is broken 💔 Katelyn.. please watch over your babies, family, friends and me as I need it more than anything right now. I love you so fucking much Katelyn.”



Ballman’s mother-in-law Kim Williams-Wurtz also shared a very emotional post on Facebook that read, “I write a post tonight that I never thought in a million years I would every have to write.  My precious, beautiful,  loving,  compassionate,  kind,  happy,  joyful and so much more daughter-in-love passed away suddenly yesterday. God truly blessed our family with this Lil spit fire that came into our family with so much love and compassion and never looked back.  She loved Josh Wurtz  with an unconditional love.  Katelyn Wurtz helped heal Josh of past hurts and pain and caused and taught him to love again.  HE LOVED HIS WOMAN  AND SHE LOVED HER MAN! I never dreamed that God would bless me with such an amazing,  loving daughter in law,  but he did with Katelyn. This girl loved hard.  When she hugged you,  you knew you were loved and loved deeply.”


She added: “Our  lives will never be the same.  There will always be a hole.  Thank you to all who have called,  messaged and texted us and brought us food    You all have been so encouraging to us! Most importantly,   I would like to ask that you don't assume what happened to Katelyn because we don't know.  I ask that you please pray for my grandbabies, their children... Bella,  Braxton,  Owen and Easton! They love her so much and I know this doesn't makes sense to them.  I would ask that pray for my son! His heart is so broken! He's so lost! Please Continue to pray for Katelyn's mom and dad,  sisters and brothers, as well as our family too...  she made such a difference in everyone lives.  I truly thank God for giving us such a gift with Katelyn.”