Kailia Posey’s family says she committed suicide.
According to Independent, Posey’s mother, Marcy Posey Gatterman, announced her death on Facebook on Monday night (2 May). The cause of death was unknown.
Posey’s family told TMZ on Tuesday (3 May) that she 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,” her family said.
“I don’t have words or thoughts,” Gatterman wrote on Facebook on Monday (2 May).
Posey started participating in beauty pageants at the age of 3 and rose to fame on TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras.
Posey, who turned 16 the other week, was famous for a viral gif of her grinning slyly at the camera.
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