Woman Dies while Taking a Selfie

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
November 24, 2017 Updated: November 25, 2017

A woman known for traveling and taking selfies and posting them on social media died while she was snapping a picture of herself.

Toni Kelly, 20, a New Zealander living in London, died after falling out of a window and suffering a head injury, the London Evening Standard reported.

A coroner told the Daily Mail that she fell from the upstairs window while taking a picture of herself.

“Toni was a young, happy and beautiful girl who has had a tragic accident while living overseas in London. Unfortunately, Toni has sadly passed away due to her injuries.

“Upon her death, Toni’s organs have been donated to help save other lives in the UK. This money will help the family bring Toni home and pay for any extra expenses. Any donation, big or small will be appreciated by all of her family and friends,” according to an online fundraiser that has raised about $40,000.

She was keen to post pictures of herself and her travels on Instagram.

On Instagram, she wrote: “Might as well be Peter Pan cause I’m never gonna grow up.”

Her parents and sister flew to London following her death, according to the Evening Standard.

A spokeswoman for the Inner West London Coroner told the paper: “We can confirm she fell from the window.” A hearing will take place on her death on January 24.


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