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Kailia Posey Passes Away at 16, Cause of Death Revealed as Fans Pay Tribute

The Toddlers & Tiaras star Kailia Posey has left for the heavenly abode. She died at the age of 16. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Kailia. Read the article further to know more about the cause of her death.

What was the cause of Kailia’s death?

Kailia’s mother Marcy Posey Gatterman confirmed the news of her daughter’s death on the social networking service Facebook on May 2, 2022. She passed away at the age of 16. As per the reports of TMZ, the teen took her own life.

Posey’s family told the media outlet, “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.”

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”, on the social media platform Facebook along with a photo of her daughter Kailia.

Marcy trained Kailia to be a contortionist

Posey starred in the TLC series along with her mom Marcy, who trained her to be a contortionist. In a clip posted on YouTube, Marcy said, “When Kailia was younger, when she was 3, she started doing pageants.”

At that time, Marcy further added, “She’s a pro when she hits that stage, she’ll say she’s nervous but once she hits that stage she’s a pro. She’s gonna beat you, every time. Kailia has a very good talent. I mean, just completely amazing. I don’t know anybody that’s competition for Kailia.”

Kailia celebrated her 16th birthday just over a week before her death on April 20, 2022. She also posted a couple of pictures from her birthday on Instagram.

How did the fans react to the sad news?

As soon as the news of Posey’s passing away came out, the fans couldn’t stop themselves from paying tributes to her on the social media platform Twitter.

One fan wrote, “One of my most used and favorite GIF’s author has passed away. This is so sad 😞 RIP Kailia Posey 16 years old, she was only a child.💔”

Another user tweeted, “The little girl featured in this gif just passed at 16 years old. Rest In Peace, Kailia Posey.😢”

Followed by a user who penned, “Kailia Posey, the little girl who was on Toddlers and Tiara’s and who’s adorable expression in an interview became a popular gif, has died at age 16.”

One user wrote, “Naomi Judd, todlers & tiaras star Kailia Posey, a Wisconsin track star Sarah Shulze have all passed by suicide. All 3 women in different situations and stages in life were all dealing with mental illness. Mental illnesses do not care about your status or the money you make.”

These were a few reactions of the fans to the demise of Kailia. We send our deepest condolences to the close friends and family of Kailia Posey during this hard time. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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