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‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ star Kailia Posey dies at 16

Trigger warning: This article mentions suicide.

Toddlers & Tiaras star Kailia Posey has passed away at the age of 16. The star’s mother had been the one to confirm her death via a Facebook post.

“I don’t have words or any thoughts. A beautiful baby girl is gone. Please give us privacy as we mourn the loss of Kailia. My baby forever,” Kailia’s mother wrote.

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via @kailiaposey on Instagram

Kailia Posey is known for being featured in Toddlers & Tiaras, a TLC reality TV series that focused on the families of children who competed in beauty pageant competitions. She was the little girl behind the photo of a giggling girl that went viral and eventually became a meme.

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via Know Your Meme

Kailia was a graduating high school student and was supposed to graduate with honors next month.

The unexpected death of the child star shocked many. Fans took to Twitter to express their grief and send their condolences to the star’s bereaved family and friends.

In a heartbreaking interview, Kailia’s family revealed that Kailia had committed suicide.

“Although she was an accomplished teenager with a bright future ahead of her, unfortunately in one impetuous moment, she made the rash decision to end her earthly life,” Posey’s family told TMZ.

Kailia’s family and the Washington State Police did not elaborate more reasons behind her death. The family wishes privacy to mourn their loss.

Fly high, Kailia! /TV

 

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