TMZ obtained May’s death certificate, which says that she suffered a blunt force injury during a “neck manipulation by [a] chiropractor.” That injury tore an artery in her neck and cut off blood flow to her brain, which led to the stroke that killed her.
May is survived by a daughter, 7-year-old Mia. Her loved ones have set up a crowdfunding campaign to pay for Mia’s education and college tuition.:
“Katie lived for her daughter, who was not only the most important and most fulfilling part of her life, but also her best friend,” the campaign page reads. “Katie’s daughter is a remarkable 7-year-old, and in many ways, she is like her mother: strong, smart, funny, with a sweet and kind soul willing to do anything to help a family member or friend in need.”