Social Media influencer, Rest in Peace
In a GoFundMe created by Gourkani’s family to raise money for funeral expenses, the family explains, “It is with deep sorrow and an emensly heavy broken heart that we have to share the most shattering, unfortunate and unexpected passing of our beautiful beloved daughter and sister Christina Ashten Gourkani.”
Gourkani’s family received the news of her poor health via “a tragic phone call from a family member who was frantically screaming and crying hystaricaly on the other end of the line….Ashten is dying…Ashten is dying.” Her family rushed to the hospital where Gourkani’s “health and wellbeing had continued to decline in a downward spiral.”
Although Gourkani’s cause of death was related to cardiac arrest, her family suspects something else. They shared, “Her sudden and tragic passing is currently being investigated as a homicide related to medical procedure that took a turn for the worse.” According to TMZ, Gourkani had recently had plastic surgery, and it may be possible that the medical procedure had something to do with her unexpected death.
Gourkani’s family describes her as “a caring and loving free spirit that always took the time to bring a smile to anyone’s face she crossed paths with. She was the kind of person that would kneel down and talk to children at eye level, she searched for the lonely person in the corner and made them feel special as she has such a gift of connecting with people. On many occasions I’ve seen her turn her adversarys into life long friends just after 10 seconds of pouring her charismatic joy, positive energy and her beautiful smile that she gave to those around her. Ashten’s spirit is a light that will forever carry on to her loved ones around her and those that she has left behind.”
Her funeral is scheduled for May 3rd.
Rest in peace.