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Fan favorite, @AmberLeeLeeHumphrey, dies at 21 from a suspected heart attack

Posted March 06, 2018 04:19:38In the last three months of 2018, Amber Lee Humphrey, a 21-year-old professional writer, died at a Los Angeles home.

Humphreys Twitter account stated the writer had “gone to sleep tonight after suffering from a mild case of the flu.”

She had been working on a book about her experiences as a college student in Texas.

The writer had been in the hospital for about a week and a half, according to her family.

Her death is being investigated as a possible heart attack, according the Associated Press.

Hudphrey’s Twitter account, which had been suspended, was back online Friday morning.

It also said she had been “given a last chance” to return to writing.

She was an aspiring writer who was living in San Francisco at the time of her death, according a Facebook post from her family, which said she was a fan of The Wire, a fictional TV show created by David Simon and his partner Simon Kinberg.

Hannah Howard, a fellow writer and friend of Humphreys, said she hadn’t seen her friend since May and was saddened by her passing.

“She had just completed a book and was on her way to finishing another,” Howard told ABC News.

“We just knew she was going to do it.

She was an incredibly talented person.”

Humphries writing career began at the University of Southern California where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.

She also studied English and journalism at USC.

HuffPost reached out to Humphreys family, including her mother, and asked them for comment.

Amber Lee Humphreys Twitter page has since been deleted.ABC News’ Michael T. Collins contributed to this report.