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The Hilarious Stella Young Has Died And It's Immeasurably Sad

The hilarious performer and passionate disability advocate died in "no pain" at the age of 32, according to a statement from her family.

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Young — who had several notable projects, including editing the ABC's former Ramp Up disability website — died surrounded by her family.

Young was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a condition she once described to the Sydney Morning Herald as meaning she had "really dodgy bones."

"With great sadness we acknowledge the passing of Stella Young, our much-loved and irreplaceable daughter and sister," her family said in a statement to ABC News.

Stella Young's family said she passed away on Sunday, unexpectedly, but with no pain.

ABC News Melbourne@abcnewsMelbFollow

Stella Young's family said she passed away on Sunday, unexpectedly, but with no pain.

9:39 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#BREAKING: Disability advocate and comedian @stellajyoung has died at the age of 32

ABC News Melbourne@abcnewsMelbFollow

#BREAKING: Disability advocate and comedian @stellajyoung has died at the age of 32

9:37 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The news of her death shocked the Australian public, who remembered her as both a fierce advocate and wonderful person.

Australian public life is diminished by the loss of Stella Young.

Sarah Ferguson@FergusonNewsFollow

Australian public life is diminished by the loss of Stella Young.

5:41 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The world is less interesting without Stella Young. She fearlessly challenged every stereotype of disability. Love ya & always miss ya buddy

Kurt Fearnley@kurtfearnleyFollow

The world is less interesting without Stella Young. She fearlessly challenged every stereotype of disability. Love ya & always miss ya buddy

10:15 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

We have lost a fierce, funny, formidable woman. Vale Stella Young. Fucking devastating.

Marieke Hardy@mariekehardyFollow

We have lost a fierce, funny, formidable woman. Vale Stella Young. Fucking devastating.

9:47 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Stella Young is one of those people who you only ever thought of as full of life, vivacity and wit. I can't imagine her any other way.

Latika Bourke @latikambourkeFollow

Stella Young is one of those people who you only ever thought of as full of life, vivacity and wit. I can't imagine her any other way.

9:43 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Stella Young is so terrific. A hilarious, rare, super cool lady. Heartbreaking news.

Josh Thomas@JoshThomas87Follow

Stella Young is so terrific. A hilarious, rare, super cool lady.
Heartbreaking news.

9:47 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Stella lived her life with passion, determination and enormous guts. She was an advocate for so many. And she was bloody funny.

Mia Freedman@MiaFreedmanFollow

Stella lived her life with passion, determination and enormous guts. She was an advocate for so many. And she was bloody funny.

9:47 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Brilliant, passionate, funny - one of the great communicators. We are all going to miss Stella Young so much. http://t.co/YmAm88UJz5

Mark Scott@mscottFollow

Brilliant, passionate, funny - one of the great communicators. We are all going to miss Stella Young so much. http://t.co/YmAm88UJz5

9:50 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Listen, Stell. I can't tell you for certain that you and I will ever meet. Perhaps that thing I always say flippantly, usually with a third glass of wine in my hand – that I'm here for a good time not a long time – perhaps that's true.But on my path to reach you, I promise to grab every opportunity with both hands, to say yes as often as I can, to take risks, to scare myself stupid, and to have a shitload of fun.See you in our hover-chair, lady.Love, Stell x

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