The fitness community and her devoted followers are mourning the loss of Raechelle Chase, a renowned New Zealand body-builder and fitness influencer. Her passing was confirmed by her daughter, and her untimely death is currently under investigation by the New Zealand police.
With 1.4 million Facebook followers, Raechelle Chase was celebrated for her inspirational fitness posts and her honest portrayal of life as a single mother. Despite her impressive online presence, the cause of her death remains unknown.
A spokesperson from the Ministry of Justice stated, “Given the recent nature of the death, no further information is available at this stage.”
Raechelle Chase was a mother of five and a source of inspiration for millions of people worldwide. Her eldest daughter, Anna Chase, paid a heartfelt tribute to her mother, describing her as a supportive, kind-hearted woman who provided the best advice. Raechelle’s ambition and determination have left an indelible mark on her followers, and her memory will endure in the hearts of those who loved her.
Notably, Raechelle Chase was married to Chris Chase for 14 years until their divorce in February 2015. The divorce was marred by complications, and Chris was later convicted for his involvement in drug trafficking, serving a 10-year jail sentence.
From a young age, Raechelle pursued a career in body-building and achieved significant success in New Zealand, winning various competitions. In 2011, she made history by becoming the first woman from New Zealand to participate in the prestigious Olympia body-building event in Las Vegas.
In 2016, Raechelle shared her experiences of a “toxic” post-divorce relationship in an article, emphasizing the importance of leaving abusive relationships, especially for the sake of children. She found empowerment in raising her children as a single mother, even while being nine months pregnant with her two youngest children.
Raechelle’s final post on Facebook featured one of her photos from a shoot for Oxygen Magazine, one of the numerous covers she graced during her illustrious career. Her legacy as a fitness influencer and her profound impact on the fitness community will continue to be remembered and cherished.