LAS VEGAS, NV. (THECOUNT) — Kailia Posey, the reality star best known for appearing on the popular TLC series, Toddlers & Tiaras, passed away, and now we know her cause of death.

Posey was only 16. Her family told TMZ that the teenager took her own life.


“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 everything Kailia had ahead of her and her accomplishments during her 16 years, saying, “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.

Not only that, Kailia’s family says she had a love for aviation, and had plans to continue to work in the entertainment industry while pursuing her goal of a commercial pilot’s license.

Kailia’s mom confirmed the sad news of her daughter’s passing on Facebook:

“… 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.”

A cause of death was not provided, however, there are reports of “an incident” in Las Vegas.

The grieving mother then shared other photos alongside her daughter.

Many of Kailia’s fans took to her Instagram to share their condolences as one person wrote: “Thank you for being someone to look up to Kailia. Rest in peace.”

Another wrote: “You’ll be missed. Rest easy pretty girl,” as one included: “My heart is absolutely shattered. I love and miss you forever… fly high Kailia.”