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16-YEAR-OLD GIRL FROM ‘GRINNING GIRL’ MEME CONFIRMED DEAD BY SUICIDE

WHAT HAPPENED?

A star from TLC’s reality TV show ‘Toddlers & Tiaras,’ Kailia Posey, has been confirmed dead by suicide at the age of 16.

Posey was made famous by the show, which aired its first episode back in 2009, after her facial expression went viral as a meme template called ‘Grinning Girl.’

Marcy Posey Gatterman posted a statement on May 2, stating her daughter had taken her own life in Washington.

- MARCY POSEY GATTERMAN

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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.

The family has since organized a Teen Crisis Intervention Fund at the Whatcom Community Foundation, with the proceeds going towards students suffering from mental health issues.