Maddie's friend actually posted about the cause of her death on the Serebii forums:
Source: http://www.serebiiforums.com/showpos...&postcount=173Originally Posted by Maddie's Friend MaryMy name is Mary. I was Maddie's best friend and we talked at least 5 times a day.
When I couldn't reach Maddie, I was 100% certain that something was horribly wrong. She would NEVER have disappeared on me. We loved each other with all our hearts.
She had been sick with a horrible stomach virus since Thanksgiving. I was the last person to speak with her, I told her to go to the Doctor. She said she would, but never made it.
I finally got her super-intendant to go in and check on her. She was snug in her bed with the covers. A very peaceful way to pass, but heart wrenchingly sad just the same.
PLEASE, let me set your minds at ease. She was NOT sad/depressed. She told me every day how happy she was at this time in her life. A strong bond of love will do that. We had been planning my trip to Brooklyn to stay with her for a week or so. We were so excited, we giggled like school girls.
I spoke with her family, they decided to not have an autopsy done, and I respect their decision. It will take awhile for the family to sort through all that needs to be done in a situation like this. So, that's why you haven't read any "official" news just yet. The last I heard, there still hadn't been an official date of her passing. I will pass that info on once I have it.
I don't know anything about pokeman, anime... voice acting... at all. I only knew her on a personal level.
Since her passing, I have scoured the internet, reading everything I could find about her and saving it. Her presence on the net was more than I had ever imagined. I was so overwhelmed with so many places/spaces that she showed up, I wasn't sure where to post. A family member told me about serebii, so this is where I chose to inform. Not being a member of this site, I sent an email to the moderator. It seemed like the best place to announce the sad news, because so many of you loved her.
I do plan on making a tribute website for her and I will be sure to let everyone know the link once it is ready to publish.
Thank you all for loving her so much.