Crafting YouTuber Melanie Ham dies of cancer at 36

Crafting Youtuber Melanie Ham, who ran a popular channel dedicated to sewing, crocheting and DIY tutorial videos, has died of cancer at the age of 36.

Her husband Robert announced her death on her Instagram on Jan. 12, saying “Melanie fought like a warrior queen” against “this insidious disease

Ham, who had over 800,0000 subscribers on her channel with some videos reaching over 5 million views

said in an August 2020 blog post she was diagnosed with epithelioid angiomyolipoma, which is part of the sarcoma family of cancers

Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the bones and soft tissues, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine

“It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness I share the news of the passing of my sweet, amazing, beautiful wife Melanie,” her husband wrote in announcing her passing

“Over the past few months things have been progressively getting worse and we’re thankful that we made it to this point through the holidays and tried to make every moment count.”

Her death came just nine days before of their 16-year wedding anniversary, he said.

Despite the deep grief my family and I feel today we want to celebrate an amazing woman and a life well-lived