Mercedes Morr, a beloved friend to many in the Houston nightlife scene and more, has passed away. She was 33 years old.
According to Richmond police, the model (real name Janae Gagnier) was found dead in her apartment, the victim of strangulation. A man, identified as Kevin Alexander Accort, was also found dead at the scene. Police are investigating the case as a murder-suicide.
Numerous individuals have posted to social media to remember the model and socialite with touching tribute posts and more.
“Thank you for all the calls and prayers in regards to Mercedes,” H Town Ciara wrote on Instagram Sunday (August 29). “Her parents are asking that you respect the family. We know everyone is concerned. We will update everyone when all the information is confirmed. Thank you.”
Ciara quickly dispelled rumors regarding Morr’s death in a follow-up post, saying she was killed and did not die from COVID-19 or HIV.
“Listen Mercedes did not have a sugar daddy or a pimp. Never did,” Ciara began. “She was not robbed. She did not have HIV, she didn’t have COVID, she wasn’t in an accident. Yes she was murdered. When the investigation is complete, the family will release details.”
In the caption, she added, “t’s crazy that we have to even post this but y’all getting outta line with these crazy disrespectful ass stories if you don’t see it post on my page @crystalobey @meekmoolah @natural__beauty93 or @urban.misfit it ain’t facts an don’t believe none of these kappa ass celebrities on ig with they insensitive ass narratives. And this had nothing to do with the club Mercedes hasn’t danced since last year in dec. THIS IS THE HARDEST SH*T IN THE WORLD WE ARE DEALING SO PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL PLEASE.”
Morr had gained a massive following on social media with over 2.6 million followers on Instagram. On her final post, individuals such as Just Brittany offered condolences.
“Mercedez I’m so sorry you did not deserve this at all,” the Houston rapper wrote. “You had your whole life ahead of you. I remember all our times we had and you have always been the sweetest woman in the world. God bless you and your family. I’m sorry Mercedez rest in heaven.”
BeatKing added, “I can’t believe it.”
This is a developing story.