Mama Cax, Model And Disabled Rights Activist Dies At 30

Mama Cax

Mama Cax passes away at the age of 30. Known for her runway presence and her support for people with disabilities in the fashion industry, Mama Cax is reported dead on December 16 2019. As per a post on her Instagram shared on December 12, admitted to hospital in London in December 2019, Cax was suffering from severe abdominal pains; however, she never recovered and died in the hospital on December 16, 2019.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mama Cax an American-Haitian model and disabled rights activist passes away at the age of 30 on December 16, 2019.
  • Mama Cax modelled with JAG model agency and also blogged her lifestyle and her travels.
  • Her family delivered the news of her death via her official Instagram handle.
  • Many including Singer Rihana expressed their sadness on hearing the news.

Her inspiring life

Born in New York City Mama Cax at the age of 15 learned she had bone and lung cancer and had a hip replacement after her treatment, according to an interview with Glamour.  She debuted at New York Fashion Week in 2018. However, her body rejected the hip and she had her right leg amputated. Cax marketed Olay’s sunscreen in 2019.  She also walked the runway at the White House. She was also on the cover page of Teen Vogue.

“As a cancer survivor, she had grown accustomed to taking on life’s several challenges head-on and successfully.”

Her real name is Cacsmy Brutus and she held both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in International Business. She studied in Rome, New York, France and Tunis.  Cax modelled with JAG model agency. Along with modelling, Cax blogged about her travel and lifestyle to inspire other people with disabilities. In a conversation with New York Times, she said: “I didn’t see body appreciation being shown to people with disabilities or people with scars, so I started sharing my story on Instagram.” She liked sharing her story for women who don’t see themselves as beautiful and who don’t celebrate their bodies.

Cax also modelled for big brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Sephora and ASOS. She even appeared on Rihana’s the SavageXFenty show.

Read also: Should We Be Worried About Children In Modelling?

How she passed away

On December 16, Cax passed away. Her family delivered this news via her official Instagram page. The statement read, “As a cancer survivor, she had grown accustomed to taking on life’s several challenges head-on and successfully.”  “It is with that same grit (fervour) that she fought her last days on earth.” Cax spent the past week in the hospital due to severe abdominal pain and blood clots in her lungs, she was admitted to a hospital. She remained a fighter till the end.


Singer Rihanna also expressed her sadness on hearing the news via a powerful Instagram post. Rihanna called her a queen and a force who brought her strength to savgeXfenty show in 2019.


Many others expressed their sadness after hearing the news on twitter. One tweet read “she advocated greater representation of fashion. RIP wonderful person.”

Another read “she was both champion of self-love and body positivity.”

An inspiration like Mama Cax will surely be missed by all her followers, family and friends. Her absence in the world will be felt.

Read also: Modelling Agency For Transgender Community To Open In New Delhi

Image: Hollywood Life

Mansi is an Intern at ShethePeople.TV