Josi Maria

Josi Maria was a German Instagram model who had opened up about dealing with anorexia and shared photos of her extremely thin body.

Date of birth

Her date of birth is not yet known, however she was 24 years of age at the time of her death.


Maria is succeded by both her parents who took to social media to mourn her. They posted on Instagram about her death, which occurred earlier this month.

According to her mother, Maria died in her friend’s arms, falling asleep and never waking up. She wrote in a comment on Maria’s last post, “The day before I held you dear Josi in my arms, we went shopping and you are looking forward to Christmas and your vacation. The following night you fell asleep peacefully in your girlfriend’s arms on Gran Canaria. Your little heart just stopped beating.”

Her mother first posted on her own Instagram account about Maria’s death on December 4, sharing a German poem by Peter Streiff that says, in part, “Death is a horizon and a horizon is nothing but the limit of our seeing. When we mourn someone, others rejoice when they see them again beyond this line.”

Love life

Her love life was not publicly known.

Social media following


The Instagram model had about 133k followers at the time of her death. Many posted about her death in the comments of her final posts.

Maria used the media and posted about her experiences with anorexia in the past few years and warned others about the disorder. On November 11, she posted about an interview she’d done and wrote, “I don’t want to be one of the 10 to die of anorexia.”

She added, “I hope that with the video, many people finally learn and realize that anorexia is not a matter of weight but of the head! That it’s not always just the will to be thin, but it’s much more behind it.”

Josi's battle with Anorexia and death

According to DE24 News Maria developed circulatory problems on the flight to Gran Canaria, and she had poor health due to anorexia. Maria had been open about her experiences with an eating disorder and frequently spoke about it in the final years of her life.

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