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Pregnant YouTube star Nicole Thea, 24, said ‘I feel like I’m dying’ as she discussed emotional journey days before death

A YouTube star said her emotions were "just too much" and felt like "the baby's eating me" in a video posted about her pregnancy just days before her death.

Nicole Thea, 24, died along with her unborn son Reign on Saturday morning, her devastated mum announced last night.

Mum-to-be Nicole, who had more than 160,000 followers on Instagram, was chronicling her pregnancy on social media.

In a video, posted on July 1, she posted a video titled "the worst thing about my pregnancy".

In the clip, she told her followers: "I'm more emotional. Literally I could be fine one minute and then the next second I'm crying. I'm having a good pregnancy, but emotions are just too much. I'm so out of breath 27/4. I would walk from here to the end of the room and feel like I'm dying.

"I feel like the baby's eating me."

Nicole's heartbroken mum confirmed the double tragedy yesterday, saying "our hearts are truly broken".

She wrote: "To all Nicole's friends and supporters it is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Nicole and her son she and [partner] Boga named Reign sadly passed away on Saturday morning.

"Nicole [had] presheduled a few YouTube videos and Boga has made the decision to allow them to be aired.

"As a family we ask that you give us privacy because our hearts are truly broken and we are struggling to cope with what has happened.

"Thank you her mum RIP.

"My beautiful baby girl Nicnac and my grandson Reign.

"I will miss you for the rest of my life until we meet again in eternal heaven."

A YouTube video, that was pre scheduled, was posted after 5pm on Sunday, about an hour before news of her death was officially announced on Instagram.

In the video, Nicole lies in a bathtub containing milk and flower heads.

It has not been revealed how the YouTube star died but she had previously commented about having a "good pregnancy".

She had also praised her boyfriend Boga for remaining "so calm" when she had morning sickness.

A thrilled Nicole had announced her pregnancy 12 weeks ago on Instagram, telling her followers: "We can't hide this any longer, secrets out...God gave us the biggest blessing yet.

"I'm finally creating a beautiful little human iside of me.

"Can't believe this bubba will be half of me and half of the loml.

"Honestly, @global_boga has been the best support ever and God made no mistakes making him the father.

"We are already obsessed with you, our little miracle baby.

"Thank you for choosing us to be your parents and best friends."

On Saturday, 20-year-old dancer Global Boga - real name Jeffery Frimpong - shared a video of himself dancing in the street with a pram.

He said: "If you believe children are BIG BLESSINGS from God drop some ‘Rrrrrrr’.

"I Can’t wait to be taking my son to the parks & Playground."

Nicole's friends and family paid tribute to the popular influencer yesterday.

Chanel Ambrose wrote on Instagram: "I literally cannot believe I am posting this, but this has broken my heart so deeply. Our beautiful baby girl Nicole Thea sadly passed with her baby boy, Baby Reign.

"What haunts me is how you can be here and then gone the next. I woke up yesterday to your blue hearts in my direct messages, to then hear this hours later.

"It still hasn't quite sunk in.I'm in bits. You had so much energy, you had a beautiful so many plans, we had plans Nic, I was planning your gift, I was looking forward to seeing my nephew...I just can’t. This is painful.

I’m in bits, the community are in bits. I cannot imagine how Boga and your family are handling such a huge loss...my prayers are deeply with Boga. Please everyone, pray for Boga and the family, this is tragic. I will always love you Nicole."

Friend Amanda Char said: "I have no words but to say thank you for everything. Our sisterhood is something I will cherish until the day I join you. Rest well my Queen."

TV presenter Mimi Misfitt said: "I literally messaged you yesterday morning and to hear that you passed away later on that day. No this one Hit so different.

"Yesterday night my spirit was so unsettled I really could not sleep well and since hearing the news I physically have felt sick. Everyone who knew Nicole in real life knew she was exactly the same as she was online, she was THE MOST supportive person you will ever meet! Ever!

"I just don't get it or understand. May you And her Baby soul rest in perfect peace."

YouTuber Nicole Thea lies in a bathtub containing full fat milk in video posted an hour before news of her death

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