Claire Wineland, 21, a young US woman with cystic fibrosis has died a week after receiving a lung transplant. She made herself a star through renowned speaking, writing her posts about illness and mortality on social media.

She has suffered a stroke after a successful double lung transplant on 26 August. Her foundation said she had died peacefully, surrounded by family.

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic lung disease, the progressive disease creates too much mucus, trapping infections in the body and blocking the airways in the lungs. It has no cure. Over 70,000 people are suffering from this worldwide, says the US-based Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with a median average age of 40.

In a post on its Facebook page, the Claire’s Place Foundation said: “Our inspirational founder passed away. She was not in any pain and the medical staff said it was the most peaceful passing they had ever witnessed.”

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