Former Toddlers & TiarasStar Kailia Posey committed suicide. The news that the 16-year-old pageant star had died was just hours after it broke. Posey’s family issued a statement in which they confirmed the death. TMZ That “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.”
After Posey’s mother Marcy Posey, Marcy Posey, confirmed her daughter’s death, the cause of death was confirmed in A Monday Facebook post, writing, “I don’t have words or any thoughts. A beautiful baby girl is gone.”Gatterman did not disclose the cause of her daughter’s death at the time, but The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office quickly confirmed it. PEOPLE It was part of a multiagency investigation into the death Posey, who was 5 years old when she first appeared on television. One episode of TLC’s seriesShe was selected to compete in the California Tropic Arizona pageant, and became the face of a now-viral meme. Other agencies involved are the Blaine Police Department, Washington State Parks Department, and Blaine Police Department.
‘Toddlers & Tiaras’Kailia Posey, alum, has tragically died at the age of 16. pic.twitter.com/G5vWaajqP3
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Trooper Jacob Kennett, Washington State Patrol Public Information Officer, confirmed to the outlet that Washington State Patrol “was called to assist Whatcom Sheriff’s department to assist in a death investigation involving a minor at Birch Bay State Park”Monday, January 26, at 1:26 p.m. Kennett stated that it was “an ongoing, multi-agency investigation.”At the time, no further information was available.
In the following statement: TMZPosey’s family looked back at the teenager’s many accomplishments and shared their thoughts. “She won countless crowns & trophies after competing on the pageant circuit her entire life … Her highly acclaimed talent as a contortionist had already led to professional touring job offers, and she had recently been selected to be a cheerleader at her high school next fall.”Posey’s family shared with us that she loved aviation and planned to continue working in the entertainment sector while she pursued her dream of becoming a commercial pilot.
Posey’s family set up a fund in her memory. He Kailia Posey Teen crisis intervention fundIn her honor, at the Whatcom Community Foundation The fund “will help get much needed resources to students in crisis.”
You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the Crisis Text Line by texting “TALK” to 741-741 if you or someone you care about is in crisis.