(CMR) Stephanie ‘Steffie' Gregg, a popular social figure in Jamaica, daughter of former racecar driver Gary Gregg and sister of racer Kyle Gregg, died from COVID-19 complications on Tuesday.
The death of the Jamaican model, avid video game player, and Twitch streamer has left many people shocked.
Gregg (26) reportedly had an underlying health issue, suffered from an autoimmune disorder, and developed complications after contracting COVID-19. She was airlifted to Miami this week but died on Tuesday, the Jamaica Observer reported.
On Thursday, Raheem Sterling paid tribute to Gregg, who is also the niece of dancehall music producer Rvssian. Sterling revealed a T-shirt saying, “Love you forever, Steffie Gregg,” after he scored England's first goal against Hungary.
Gregg was also popular on social media, with over 33,000 followers on Instagram. She was also friends with several other prominent Jamaicans. Several persons, including Leon Bailey, dancehall artiste Popcaan, Shenseea, Romeich Major, dancer Desha Ravers, Usain Bolt, and his wife Kasi Bennett, Deep Jahi, Projexx and, Yanique Curvy Diva, social media personality Prince Pine expressed regret at her passing.
Her uncle, music producer Rvssian, expressed their feelings on social media.
“I feel helpless…my little Steffie @svg876_ I feel I failed you and couldn’t protect you from this. COVID is REAL; you don’t know until it hits home,” Rvssian, who lost his father last week, wrote.
He expressed that this was especially a rough time for Gregg's mother, who lost both her dad and daughter in one week.
It is not clear if Gregg was vaccinated at the time of her death; a social media post by one person who was close to the social media sensation suggested she may not have been fully vaccinated.
“Steffi Greg…so very tragic and unnecessary. So young to die from COVID. Shocking and sad. Both jabs are important, especially if you have underlying health problems,” social media user Helen Atkinson wrote.
Atkinson added that if Gregg had both jabs, she might still be alive.