PHILADELPHIA:Model and rapper Chynna Rogers has died at the age of 25.
The rising star was found dead in her Philadelphia home on Wednesday, her manager confirmed to Page Six. No cause of death has been released.
In her final Instagram post, Rogers shared a snippet of a short video in which she says: “I think there’s too many soundtracks to our lives, I need music to die to.”
In a message alongside the clip she wrote: “Moodiest board. when life is uncomfortably on brand.”
The same clip was also her very first post on the social networking site back in July 2017.
“Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed,” her family said in a statement.
Rogers signed with Ford Models at age 14. Shortly after that, she became friends with A$AP Mob founder A$AP Yams, who inspired her to pursue a career in music. She released the viral hit “Selfie” in 2013 followed by 2014’s “Glen Coco” and the EP “I’m Not Here. This Isn’t Happening” in July 2015.
The multi-hyphenate opened up about her struggles with opiate addiction on her 2016 mixtape “Ninety” and in subsequent interviews.
“I felt crazy. I didn’t want to be a statistic. I didn’t want to go out that way and people be like, ‘I told you so,’ or glamorize it [drugs], because I don’t feel like that,” she told Vibe in 2018, years after getting clean. “It was nerve-wracking to be open, but when you see how many more people who are dealing with the same thing, it’s good to have some kind of example of someone you didn’t expect to be going through it.”
Following her death, her management team at True Panther posted on Instagram, “Rest In Peace Chynna. Heartbroken. All the love to those she left behind. Goodbye angel.”