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YouTube star Adalia Rose who suffered from real-life Benjamin Button disease dies at the age of 15

A teenage girl who suffered from real-life Benjamin Button disease and amassed a millions-strong YouTube following has died at the age of 15.

Adalia Rose, from Texas, was diagnosed with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria, a genetic condition also known as Benjamin Button disease when she was three months old.

The condition, which affects fewer than 500 children worldwide, is categorized by extreme accelerated aging and has an average life expectancy of 13 years old.

As she grew up, she found fame on social media, racking up 2.91 million subscribers on YouTube and 379,000 Instagram followers.

Earlier today, her family told followers that she died yesterday as a result of her condition.

January 12, 2022, at 7 pm Adalia Rose Williams was set free from this world. She came into it quietly and left quietly, but her life was far from it,’ her family wrote on her Instagram page.

‘She touched MILLIONS of people and left the biggest imprint in everyone that knew her. She is no longer in pain and is now dancing away to all the music she loves.

‘I really wish this wasn’t our reality but unfortunately it is. We want to say thank you to everyone that loved and supported her,’ they went on.

‘Thank you to all her doctors and nurses that worked for YEARS to keep her healthy. The family would now like to mourn this huge loss in private.