Maddy Baloy, a well-known TikTok personality who bravely documented her battle with terminal cancer through poignant videos and narratives, has passed away at the age of 26.

According to NBC News, the family of the influencer, previously employed as a kindergarten teacher in Florida, confirmed her passing on May 2. Surrounded by her parents and fiancé, Maddy left this world, leaving behind cherished memories.

"Maddy embodied the same radiant spirit as her mother, illuminating every room she entered," remarked her father, Lucky Talmage, to NBC News. "Whether you knew her for moments or years, she forged a profound connection with everyone she encountered. She was truly extraordinary to us."

"Cancer has a way of stripping you bare, revealing your innermost self. For Maddy, it showcased not only her indomitable spirit and resilience in enduring excruciating pain repeatedly but also reflected her character," shared her mother, Carissa Talmage. "She relied on humor and wit to navigate the darkest moments any parent should witness their child endure."

"Even amid her illness, when her body rejected sustenance and every basic necessity, she still strived to provide solace and security to those around her," her mother continued. "Despite her own struggles, she found joy in bringing smiles and a sense of belonging to others."

Baloy's followers had followed her journey since she disclosed her diagnosis of stage four terminal cancer in early 2023.

In an Instagram post, Baloy recounted how the abdominal discomfort she initially felt in the summer of 2022 escalated by February 2023, prompting an emergency room visit. It was during this visit that doctors identified a substantial mass in her large intestine, along with malignant tumors.

The content creator invited viewers into her cancer journey through poignant TikTok posts, juxtaposing her emotional battles with her resilient pursuit of remaining moments in life.

Carissa Talmage reflected on her daughter's profound impact, stating, "She seemed destined for something beyond anything this world could offer."

"Her perspective on life was truly unique," Talmage added.

Expressing gratitude for Baloy's ability to share her journey, Talmage commented on her daughter's growing TikTok community, which surpassed 452K followers.

In March 2024, Baloy shared her last video on the platform.

The nearly two-minute-long video, viewed over 2.5 million times, features Baloy discussing her health journey, revealing that alongside her colostomy, her cancer had spread to the lower part of her body. At that stage, she battled cancer in her large and small intestines, colon, uterus, and ovaries. Tearfully, she confessed her fear and reluctance to bathe since the colostomy surgery a year earlier but expressed determination to confront it while in Japan.

"After my colostomy surgery, I feared bathing, worried about making a mess," she confessed. "Yet, here I am, in Japan, with limited time on Earth, and I refuse to let fear dictate my actions. So, join me for a bath."

Viewers also witnessed Baloy pursuing her bucket list aspirations. She once shared her dream of meeting celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, a dream she fulfilled. In February, she joyfully confirmed meeting Ramsay in person.

@fruitsnackmaddy GORDON RAMSAY! The biggest honor and the coolest night of my whole entire life. And for everyone who made this happen; I love you! @Gordon Ramsay #LuckyCatbyGordonRamsay #GordonRamsay #HellsKitchen #Miami #Cancer #StageIVCancer #TerminalCancer ♬ a thousand years - Christina Perri

In a caption accompanying a video post on her page, Baloy described her experience dancing with Ramsay in a kitchen as "the biggest honor and the coolest night of my whole entire life." She expressed gratitude to everyone involved in making it happen.

After news of her passing surfaced, Ramsay shared the video of their kitchen dance, accompanied by a heartfelt message.

"I’m truly at a loss for words by the sad news we received today about the loss of @madison," he wrote. "She was kind, fun, and a true inspiration to me and my three girls. Knowing we were able to make one of her dreams come true will always be cherished by me. She’ll always be my first & last dance in the kitchen and never forgotten. Sending all our love to her fiancé and family."

Baloy's bucket list comprised 18 aspirations, including climbing a mountain and dancing in a DJ booth.

In the comments section of her final post, fans expressed sorrow that she couldn't fulfill all her dreams.

"I literally was crying because I wanted her to complete her list," one user commented. "Rest in peace sweet girl."

"Rest in peace sweet angel," another added. "You will be so greatly missed, thank you for sharing your hard-fought journey with us."