A 16-year-old Washington pageant queen and TV star has passed away.

Kailia Posey-Instagram
Kailia Posey-Instagram
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Marcy Posey-Gatterman, the mother of Kailia Posey shared the news 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."

Her mother told TMZ that Posey took her own life. The family set up a fund to help other teens get help. If you or someone you love needs help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK.

Kailia Posey was just 5-years old when she starred on the TLC TV show "Toddlers and Tiaras."

Youtube-TLC Toddlers and Tiaras
Youtube-TLC Toddlers and Tiaras

Her mother said Kailia was only 3 when she started competing in pageants, and she was very limber.

Kailia Posey was best known for her grin.

Kailia competed in the Miss Teen Washington pageant as Miss Lynden. She was a student at Lynden High School and made the Dean's list in the 2020-2021 school year.
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Kailia was an active Instagram user with her most recent post on April 23rd.





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RIP, Kailia.

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