Kayla Posey, the star of TV show “Toddlers and Tiaras,” died at the age of 16, as her mother, Marcy Posey Gatterman, confirmed her death through a post on her Facebook page.
Marcy wrote 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."
The teen gained fame after a gif of her "Smiling Girl" went viral, and the Whatcom County Medical Examiner's Office told CNN that Posey's cause of death was "suicide."
Her family said that she was a brilliant girl with a bright future ahead, academically and socially successful and in good condition, but unfortunately, in a reckless moment, she made a reckless decision to end her life by hanging.
April Hatton, whose daughter Kayla appeared with Posey on the show, paid tribute to her online, "Still trying to wrap my head around what I woke up to this morning and what I have been reading throughout my feed! So much love for this girl is an understatement!