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'Street Outlaws' Star Lizzy Musi's Cause of Death Revealed

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By Favour Adegoke on June 28, 2024 at 7:00 PM EDT

Lizzy Musi, the talented and fearless driver from the popular Discovery Channel show "Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings," has tragically passed away at the age of 33.

Her passing comes after she disclosed in April last year that she had been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.

Lizzy Musi's father confirmed the news of her death, thanking fans for their support throughout the ordeal while asking for privacy to mourn the loss.

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Lizzy Musi Is Dead At 33 After A Battle With Breast Cancer

Lizzy Musi
Instagram | Lizzy Musi

The world of drag racing and reality TV is reeling from the shocking loss of the beloved star Lizzy Musi, as she has tragically died at the age of 33 after a long battle with breast cancer.

Her father, Pat, announced the news on Facebook, asking fans to give them privacy to mourn the loss.

"Surrounded by her Family, in the comfort of her own home, Lizzy was called to heaven at 11:25 pm tonight," the post read. "Thank you for all the prayers and support throughout her battle."

"At this time, the family would like to have time to process, grief and make arrangements in peace," he continued, adding that they'll "give an update as soon as we have information to share."

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Lizzy Musi Battled Cancer

Known for her skill behind the wheel and her infectious personality, Lizzy had built a massive following with her accomplishments in the male-dominated world of drag racing.

She starred in "Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings" with her father, Pat, who is reportedly an eight-time PDRA Pro Street World Champion.

However, her zeal for racing faced a major obstacle when she took to her Instagram profile in April 2023 to share that she'd been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.

"Hey Everyone, I haven't been able to have much time to post due to an unexpected life change. A few days ago I have been diagnosed with Triple Negative Stage 4 Breast Cancer that has moved to my lymph nodes to my liver," she wrote, adding, "I have a rough journey ahead of me. I appreciate everyone's messages and calls."

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The Talented Shaved Her Hair

The reality TV star subsequently became reclused and was forced to shave off her head some months later, showing off "the new me" in an Instagram post.

"Never thought in a million years I would post a picture like this," she captioned a selfie of herself looking at the camera with a T-shirt on. "I want to share every raw moment with you guys through my journey."

She continued, "2 nights ago I had to shave my head due to extreme hair loss," adding that her ex-fiance, Kye Kelly, helped her shave her head.

"Some days are tough to look in the mirror," she added.

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Lizzy Musi Didn't Let Her Ailing Health Deter Her

Lizzy Musi
Instagram | Lizzy Musi

Lizzy had a never-give-up approach to her craft, sharing that her health crisis didn't dampen her drive for excellence. In an interview with Drag Illustrated, she gave an update on how she'd managed to continue racing while dealing with cancer.

"I swear I haven't been this happy in my whole life. I just feel like I can do my job as a driver, and it just came so naturally. It felt so good to be able to be myself again and race," she said at the time. "I can't even begin to explain everything I've been going through and dealing with this cancer diagnosis – a lot of people had their doubts about me. I'm very thankful and blessed that I can keep doing what I'm doing."

Lizzy also noted that her health crisis didn't affect her performance, saying: "I still have the fire in me."

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"I have such a huge support system that keeps me going. My family has been so supportive. It's incredible, and I'm so thankful for that."

She continued, "I'll sit in treatment rooms, getting this chemo done, and here I am a couple of days later in a race car, and now we won this race – it feels like the biggest accomplishment ever. We struggled so much, so I feel like going through all those struggles makes a win so much more worthwhile. Me and my dad got emotional at the top end, but we both know that we went through hell and back to get to where we're at. I look up to him so much."

"But there are days where I feel stronger than ever," the reality TV star added.

Fans Pay Tribute To The Talented Driver

Lizzy Musi
Instagram | Lizzy Musi

On social media, Musi's fans pay tribute to the talented TV star following her death.

One person wrote on her Instagram page, "R.I.P Lizzy, you fought a good fight. I'm praying for your family, your friends, and the whole racing community."

Another said, "SO incredibly sad to hear this. My husband and I truly hoped she would beat the odds. Such a sweet, talented woman. Hugs to her family, and to Ky. You made us women proud, Lizzy. I hope you kick some butt in heaven. Cause we know that's where you are."

"God speed, Lizzy, say hello to all the racers who watch amongst us. Keeping your family in our thoughts," a third person shared.

Rest in peace, Lizzy Musi.

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