Katarina Pavelek, a Slovakian actress known for her work on Fox Sports Live (2013), The Mindy Project (2012), and Marry Me (2014), died earlier this month in Liestal, Switzerland following an assisted suicide.
The model and actress had received her Covid-19 booster shot a year ago, which she believed would enhance her immune system.
Tragically, Pavelek experienced significant health deterioration thereafter, according to Evie Magazine.
The outlet reported:
Like most people, Pavelek thought the jab would improve her immune system – instead, it did the opposite, and she suffered heavily as a result.Pavelek was diagnosed with an incurable chronic neurological illness known as myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), a long-term illness with a wide range of symptoms that affects daily activities. At times, this condition may confine people to their beds. ME/CFS can worsen if individuals with this illness overwork themselves. The model was also suspected to have respiratory ALS, a neurodegenerative disorder that weakens the muscles involved in breathing and swallowing.
According to CDC, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a disabling and complex illness. People with ME/CFS are often not able to do their usual activities. At times, ME/CFS may confine them to bed. People with ME/CFS have overwhelming fatigue that is not improved by rest. ME/CFS may get worse after any activity, whether it’s physical or mental.
People with ME/CFS may not look ill. However,
- People with ME/CFS are not able to function the same way they did before they became ill.
- ME/CFS changes people’s ability to do daily tasks, like taking a shower or preparing a meal.
- ME/CFS often makes it hard to keep a job, go to school, and take part in family and social life.
- ME/CFS can last for years and sometimes leads to serious disability.
- At least one in four ME/CFS patients is bed- or house-bound for long periods during their illness.
Pavelek publicly addressed her thousands of followers on Instagram on June 1, 2023, announcing her heartbreaking decision to end her life due to the severity of her illness.