(CMR) Toddlers & Tiaras Alum Kailia Posey (16) has died, her mother, Marcy Posey Gatterman, confirmed via social media on Monday.
Gatterman shared a photo of Posey dressed in the sparkly gown she wore to prom last month, People reported.
“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,” Gatterman wrote on Facebook.
While she did not say how Posey died, Whatcom Sheriff's Office in Washington confirmed to People Magazine they are part of a multi-agency investigation related to the death of Kailia Posey.
Washington State Patrol Public Information Officer Trooper Jacob Kennett told People: “Yesterday on May 2 at about 1:26 pm, Washington State Patrol was called to assist Whatcom Sheriff's department to assist in a death investigation involving a minor at Birch Bay State Park.”
Gatterman said the teenager was supposed to be “graduating with honors” next month.
Posey was best known for appearing on TLC's Toddlers & Tiaras, originally aired from 2009 to 2013. The high schooler was five years old when she appeared on one episode of the reality series, which saw her compete in the California Tropic Arizona pageant.
She became one of the series' most recognizable faces after her reaction in an interview became a popular gif.
Posey continued to compete in pageants after her brief stint on the show.