‘I feel like I’ll never breathe again’: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Hunter McGrady reveals her 23-year-old brother Tynan was killed in an ‘accident’ while sharing a heartbreaking tribute to him on Instagram
- 28-year-old Hunter announced on social media on Tuesday that her younger brother Tynan had died last weekend
- The plus-size model said Tynan was ‘going to be with the Lord’ on May 1
- She did not tell how he died, although she was referring to an accident
- Hunter posted photos of herself with her late brother, as well as a screenshot of the ‘Goodnight I love you text messages she sent him every night
- Hunter, who is pregnant with her first child, said that Tynan will always be the love of her life when she opened up about how loved he was by everyone he met.
- Tynan was just three weeks away from graduating from San Francisco State University, and Hunter vowed to get his computer engineering degree
Hunter McGrady has revealed that her 23-year-old brother Tynan was killed in an accident while paying tribute to her younger sibling, saying he was “going to be with the Lord.”
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, who is pregnant with her first child, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a heartbreaking post announcing that her younger brother had passed away over the weekend.
The most heartbreaking words I’ve ever had to write in my life, one that no one ever wants. My chest is heavy and I feel like I will never breathe again, I don’t know how this pain recovers or if it ever feels like life can live again. My little brother went to the Lord on May 1, ”28-year-old Hunter wrote.
Loss: Hunter McGrady, 28, shared in a heartbreaking Instagram post on Tuesday that her younger brother Tynan, 23, passed away over the weekend. They are pictured at her wedding in 2019
Little brother: The plus-size model said that Tynan will always be the love of her life when she opened up about how loved he was by everyone he met.
The expectant mother named Tynan ‘the most kind, gentle, loving, beautiful, intelligent, funny human this earth has ever known. ‘
“When you know me, you know that I am passionate about my brother, he is and always will be the love of my life,” she said. ‘I texted my brother every night saying’ Good night, I love you [heart emoji” because I never wanted a day to go by without him knowing how much I love and adore him.’
Hunter shared a screenshot of the messages she sent her brother as well as pictures of them together. In one picture, they are posing together at her 2019 wedding to Brian Keys. Another shows them together as children.
‘Every one around him has always said nothing but beautiful things, his friends’ parents always said “we’re so glad Tynan is in our child’s life, he’s such a good influence,”‘ she recalled.
Looking back: Hunter thanked Tynan for making her a ‘big sister’ in the emotional tribute
Tynan was a senior at San Francisco State University when he passed away, and was supposed to graduate this month.
‘He was absolutely brilliant, just three weeks shy of graduating SFSU with a computer engineering degree. He will get that degree, we will make sure of it, he worked too hard not to,’ Hunter insisted.
‘I’ve never known someone to be so passionate about computer engineering, coding, cars, and gaming. He was knowledgeable about this stuff beyond belief, he would show me his homework and I felt like Einstein was showing me something.’
Hunter didn’t share how her brother died in the post, though she made reference to an accident.
‘There is no telling why these things happen, why accidents happen, why life is taken too short. I’m so grateful for beautiful the 23 years God gave us with him,’ she said. ‘I know we will meet again because the Bible says so.’
Hunter then shared the Bible verse Revelation 21:4: ‘He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.’
She concluded her post by thanking her brother for the joy he brought to her life, writing: ‘Thank you for making me a big sister. Thank you for your heart. Goodnight my sweet beautiful Bubba, I love you.’
Hunter also has an older sister, Michaela, who paid tribute to their late brother with her own social media post.