The 12-year-old daughter of a Los Angeles lawyer who represented the estate of Michael Jackson has died, two weeks after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a bike accident.
The tragic case of Molly Steinsapir was chronicled by her mom, Kaye, who posted updates that went viral on Twitter, where she asked for prayers as she described her daughter’s fight for life at UCLA.
Molly’s dad, Jon Steinsapir, has represented the King of Pop’s estate.
“Please. Please. Please. Everyone PRAY for my daughter Molly. She has been in an accident and suffered a brain trauma. She’s unconscious in ICU. Please RT and PRAY,” the despondent mom tweeted on Jan. 31.
“Molly has been unable to wake up, although all the sedatives are gone. Her EEG is not showing activity. The doctors will do one more exam tomorrow,” Kaye wrote Sunday.
“If Molly is non-responsive, they will say that she is no longer with us. Please pray with everything in your heart for a miracle,” she added.
Among those who responded was actor Mark Hamill of “Star Wars” fame.
“Sending all our love to Molly!” he said in a post on Sunday.
But amid an outpouring of support, the tragic girl died Monday.
“Molly has been called home to G-d. While our hearts are broken in a way that feels like they can never be mended, we take comfort knowing thar (sic) Molly’s twelve years were filled with love and joy. We are immensely blessed to be her parents,” Kay wrote Monday afternoon.
“We know that she is watching over us and smiling at her two beloved little brothers, Nate and Eli, and her cat Leroy and her dog Calvin,” she said in another tweet.
“In lieu of flowers, please donate to a children’s charity if you are able and please do something good for someone who needs it,” Kay added.
“Molly was an old soul, extraordinarily wise for her age. She was heartbroken by the images of police brutality and the assault on the Capitol,” she said.
“She has a painting in her room that says ‘Making a difference everyday.’ She made an immense difference in her 12 years. We are so proud.”
Molly’s heartbroken mother also retweeted one Twitter user who mentioned that Molly’s last act was to bring thousands of people from around the world together, “sharing love, compassion, and hope.”
A Jackson fan account also posted a message of condolences.
“Jon Steinsapir’s (and his wife Kaye’s) daughter has passed away. Jon is the Estate attorney who has battled against many cases,” @andjustice4some tweeted Monday. “Deepest condolences go out to the Steinsapir family. This is just heartbreaking,” the account said.