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Kailia Posey, baby star of ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ and GIF icon, useless at 16 – Nationwide

Kailia Posey, baby star of ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ and GIF icon, useless at 16 – Nationwide

Kailia Posey, one of many baby stars of Toddlers & Tiaras, has died. She was 16 years outdated.

Marcy Posey Gatterman, Posey’s mother, confirmed the dying on Fb.

“I don’t have phrases or any ideas. A good looking child woman is gone,” she wrote, alongside a photograph of a grown-up Posey attending promenade.

“Please give us privateness as we mourn the lack of Kailia. My child eternally.”

Gatterman didn’t share the main points of her daughter’s dying.

Posey was one of many kids featured on the TLC actuality present, which adopted households whose kids competed in magnificence pageants.

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Posey continued on the pageant circuit as she grew up, sharing pictures of her latest wins on her Instagram web page.

In January she introduced that she was collaborating in Miss Washington Teen USA.

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She additionally dabbled in physique contortionism — a expertise she showcased on Toddlers & Tiaras — and lately 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 – wherein a five-year-old Posey grins – has change into probably the most common GIFs on the web and is steadily used, to this present day.

Kailia Posey, child star of ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ and GIF icon, dead at 16 - image

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Followers and buddies are sharing their recollections and condolences on her Instagram accounts.

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“Can’t even consider this has occurred. I’m praying for you guys to get by way of this. She at all times was so variety to all of us,” commented America’s Obtained Expertise competitor Kadan Bart Rockett.

“Oh candy Kailia my coronary heart completely breaks for you. I’ll at all times bear in mind you because the little feisty pageant woman that at all times made everybody snigger,” wrote one other fan.

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