'Toddlers and Tiaras' meme star dies at 16

'Toddlers and Tiaras' meme star dies at 16

Kailia Posey, who was best known for her appearance on 'Toddlers and Tiaras', died by suicide at 16. 

Kailia Posey Meme

Former 'Toddlers and Tiaras' star Kailia Posey died by suicide, her family said in a statement to TMZ.

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Posey appeared on the pageantry show in a 2012 episode titled 'California Tropic Arizona,' and was five years old at the time.

In the decade since the episode aired, Posey's face became recognizable across the internet. 

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The meme and image of her grinning widely and looking to the side went viral and became a popular reaction image online. 

"I don't have words or any thoughts," Posey's mother, wrote on Facebook.

 "A beautiful baby girl is gone. Please give us privacy as we mourn the loss of Kailia. My baby forever."

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