Cat Pausé is an internationally known “Fat Studies Scholar” and “Fat Activist” who was currently working as a senior lecturer at Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand. She advocated against so-called “fat-shaming in the medical community.” Her work was promoted by the Huffington Post and other media outlets across the English-speaking world.
Among other things, she ran a Tumblr account titled “F@ck, Yeah! Fat PhDs.”
She died in her sleep at age 42. The exact cause of death is not being released to the public.