‘Toddlers and Tiaras’ Star Kailia Posey Died by Suicide, Family Says


‘Toddlers and Tiaras’ star Kailia Posey sadly took her own life at the age of just 16, her family announced in a heartbreaking statement.

Posey’s family told TMZ:

“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.”

The family is devastated, listing all of the things Posey had ahead of her, they said:

“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”

Kailia’s family also said she had a love of aviation and was planning to continue her work in the entertainment industry while also pursuing her dream of a commercial pilot’s license.

She made internet fame when a GIF of her young grinning face went viral, see below:


TMZ broke the story that the 16 year old died on Monday in Washington. At the time of her passing, her Mom posted:

“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”

Absolutely heartbreaking, RIP.


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