In a heartbreaking update, Kailia Posey’s family has revealed the 16-year-old’s cause of death. According to TMZ, Posey had committed suicide.
Her family has shared with 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.”
As Posey’s family continued, they revealed to TMZ just how much she had gone for her before she claimed her own life. “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, ” her family shared.
You can read Mamas Uncut’s original report about Posey’s passing below:
Kailia Posey became a household face very early on in her life. As one of the stars of TLC’s Toddlers and Tiaras, Posey captured people’s hearts with her adorable personality.
Since her time on the show, Posey blossomed into a beautiful teenager. Sadly, her mom, Marcy Posey Gatterman took to Facebook to reveal shocking news.
On May 2, Marcy revealed her beloved daughter, Kaila, had passed away. Along with a photo in what appears to be a prom dress, Marcy wrote, “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.”
Based on another Facebook post by Marcy, Kailia had just attended Prom 2022 with her friends. What caused Kailia’s untimely passing hasn’t been made public.
According to an Instagram account believed to be Kailia’s, the teen had just celebrated her 16th birthday in April. And her love of pageants hadn’t ceased.
She revealed in February that she had recently competed in the Miss Washington Teen USA pageant and that she was “so excited.”
Very early in her life, Kailia started training to be a contortionist. Just two days ago, she took to Instagram to share an impressive video of herself shooting a bow and arrow with her legs and feet while in a handstand.
Mamas Uncut will continue to update this story as new information becomes public. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Posey family during this extremely difficult time.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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