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Who was Melanie Ham? YouTuber, 36, dubbed ‘warrior queen’ after cancer battle

Melanie Ham’s husband shared a detailed post on her Instagram account while also sharing multiple photos of hers along with the family
YouTuber Melanie Ham (Photos by Instagram@melaniekham)
YouTuber Melanie Ham (Photos by Instagram@melaniekham)

A popular YouTuber named Melanie Ham died on January 12. the news of which was shared on Instagram by her loving husband Robert Ham. The social media personality died at the age of 36 after battling cancer for a long time. Melanie died nine days before their 16th anniversary.
Melanie Ham’s husband shared a detailed post on her Instagram account while also sharing multiple photos of hers along with the family. While bidding her final goodbye, Robert in the caption stated, “It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness I share the news of the passing of my sweet, amazing, beautiful wife Melanie. If you’ve been following our journey I’m sure you were, like us, hopeful she could defeat this insidious disease.” Some of the other social media personalities who died recently include Samantha Rabinowitz, Kim Kyeong-Bo, Antwain Fowler, and Bashurverse.
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Who was Melanie Ham?

Melanie Ham was a social media personality who was best known for her crafting videos on YouTube. On the video streaming platform, she had scored 811K subscribers whereas, on Instagram, she enjoyed close to 50K fans and followers. Melanie regularly used to share her content on public platforms. She also shared her cancer diagnosis journey with her fans that got her a lot of love and emotional support from the fans and the community.
The beloved social media star impressed her followers with her weekly videos full of tutorials for knitting, quilting, crochet, and more. Her last post, however, was shared in April 2021. She had created her YouTube channel in the year 2011 and amassed more than 71 million total views across her page.



How did YouTuber Melanie Ham die?

Melanie Ham died from cancer. In May 2020, she had revealed that she was diagnosed with epithelioid angiomyolipoma — part of the sarcoma family of cancers, which develop in the bones and soft tissues. On her official website, she had earlier shared that it was, “very, very rare" and that it "behaves differently than a typical cancer which is why it was so unpredictable."

Shedding further light in the obituary, Melanie’s husband shared, “Over the past few months things have been progressively getting worse and we’re thankful that we made it to this point through the holidays and tried to make every moment count. We are short 9 days of our 16 year anniversary. My family, our doctors, our nurses and especially Melanie fought until the end and did all we could do to avoid today, but that is not our path. Let me reassure all those rooting for us, Melanie fought like a warrior queen.” He added, “Despite the deep grief my family and I feel today we want to celebrate an amazing woman and a life well-lived. She loved passionately, created beautifully, provided abundantly and was my best friend all the way to the end.” An event to celebrate Melanie’s life will be held on January 29 in Valencia, California, at a community church. The event will also be livestreamed.