The Heartbreaking Death Of YouTuber Melanie Ham

The crafting community has suffered a major loss. YouTuber Melanie Ham, whose popular sewing and crochet tutorials garnered over 71 million combined views, died from cancer-related complications on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, reports the New York Post. She was 36.


Ham's husband Robert announced her death in an Instagram post on her page. "It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness I share the news of the passing of my sweet, amazing, beautiful wife Melanie," his heartbreaking tribute started off. "If you've been following our journey I'm sure you were, like us, hopeful she could defeat this insidious disease. Over the past few months things have been progressively getting worse and we're thankful that we made it to this point through the holidays and tried to make every moment count."

After addressing Melanie's health complications, Robert sadly shared that she died a few days before their 16th anniversary and "fought like a warrior queen."

Melanie Ham's openness about her cancer prognosis was an inspiration to many

Per her eponymous blog, Melanie Ham's crafting journey began online seven years ago before evolving into the tight-knit community it is today. Her crafting content brought in 811K YouTube subscribers, and her sincere posts on her personal life also made fans feel connected to her. In addition to her crafting videos, Ham often used her platform to share her cancer prognosis. Insider reports that she regularly gave honest health updates on living with Epithelioid Angiomyolipoma, a rare type of cancer that affects soft tissues in the body.


Fans shared their condolences in the comments section on her husband's Instagram tribute post. One user reflected on her immense impact on the crafting community, writing "I never met her, but I loved her. She touched my life with her beautiful crafts. I'm forever grateful for the gifts and talents she shared with the world. Such a lovely person. Rest In Peace Melanie and may God bless you always. God's peace and blessings to the family and her crafting community."

Ham's tribute post is filled with many more comments recognizing her knitting prowess and warm nature.