Kailia Posey, one of many youngster stars of Toddlers & Tiaras, has died. She was 16 years outdated.
Marcy Posey Gatterman, Posey’s mother, confirmed the dying on Facebook.
“I don’t have words or any thoughts. A beautiful baby girl is gone,” she wrote, alongside a photograph of a grown-up Posey attending promenade.
“Please give us privacy as we mourn the loss of Kailia. My baby forever.”
Gatterman didn’t share the main points of her daughter’s dying.
Posey was one of many youngsters featured on the TLC actuality present, which adopted households whose youngsters competed in magnificence pageants.
Posey continued on the pageant circuit as she grew up, sharing photographs of her latest wins on her Instagram web page.
In January she introduced that she was collaborating in Miss Washington Teen USA.
She additionally dabbled in physique contortionism — a expertise she showcased on Toddlers & Tiaras — and not too long ago shared video of her capturing a bow and arrow together with her toes whereas in a handstand.
A scene from one of many Toddlers & Tiaras episodes – by which a five-year-old Posey grins – has change into some of the in style GIFs on the web and is incessantly used, to today.
Fans and pals are sharing their recollections and condolences on her Instagram accounts.
“Can’t even believe this has happened. I’m praying for you guys to get through this. She always was so kind to all of us,” commented America’s Got Talent competitor Kadan Bart Rockett.
“Oh sweet Kailia my heart absolutely breaks for you. I will always remember you as the little feisty pageant girl that always made everyone laugh,” wrote one other fan.
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