The Australian social media star had a following of more than 60,000 people, thanks to her popular videos about life as a farmer on her family’s property in Tasmania.
Some of her videos attracted more than five million views.
The fourth-generation farmer was regarded as something of a trailblazer for women in the farming industry. Her father, Phillip Loane, told The Mercury that she was “a lovely, crazy woman who was an invaluable member” of the family.
“Words can’t describe our loss,” he said.
Mr Loane did not disclose the cause of his daughter’s death but said that “every day should be ‘R U OK?’ day”.
“Her smile lit up the room,” Caitlyn’s mother, Richele, said. “She wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty – in some photos she has mud up to her knees.”
Caitlyn’s friends and family shared tributes to her on social media. The Devonport Football Club, of which Caitlyn was a member, expressed their “sadness and regret” over the news of her death.
Her family said she leaves behind a “lasting legacy for young people in the agricultural industry” and will be remembered for her caring nature.
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