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Baby and tiaras Star Kylie PoseyFriends and family gathered on Sunday to mourn his tragic death earlier this month.
The celebration of life took place in a church in Linden, Washington, and was live-streamed to over 700 spectators. Former reality star’s brother Dr. Kai (Above, inset) gave a heartbreaking speech about their special relationship and how he took care of her in the days before her death.
Perezcious readers know, the 16-year-old died of suicide on May 2nd. His family was the first to publish the devastating news Facebook. The Office of Whatcom County Medical Examiner A news release in Washington last week revealed that he had been found dead in his car in Blaine. The cause of the shortness of breath due to the ligature hanging was determined. Police further stated that his autopsy and toxicology report would not be released without privacy.
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After reflecting on several of her favorite memories with her younger sister, Kai reminisced about a moment about two and a half weeks ago when Kylia came to her house crying late at night. He explained:
“I’m sitting in my room, probably at 11 o’clock [pm] At this point. She came to my house crying and stopped what I was doing. I just held her, and we lay down on my bed. She was wearing this hoodie, and I took it off and just started rubbing her head. […] I don’t say anything because if he wants to talk he knows he can talk, he knows I’m there for him. I held her until she stopped crying.
Eventually, he calmed down and felt better, he recalled:
“She feels good, ‘OK, I’m fine now’ and I say, ‘If you don’t like it, come back here.’ I say, ‘I love you’ and she says, ‘I love you too’ and another 30 minutes go by and she doesn’t come back. I grab a yogurt, and I go upstairs to see her. “
After they hung out for a while, he continued:
“She’s sitting on the floor and I say, ‘What’s going on?’ And he says he can’t sleep, so I say, ‘Can I sleep with you in your bed?’ And he’s like ‘yes’, and we just throw in some shows. And I’m sitting there and we’re just talking, and the whole time, I respect him, he’s his own person. I’m not going to insist. [her to say] Which he does not want. If he thinks he doesn’t need to talk to me he doesn’t need to say anything and I respect him. I went downstairs … but I wanted her to know she had someone and I was always there for her. “
When the family first moved to Washington and their mother was traveling for work, she became accustomed to caring for him, he reflected:
“My time with Kylie… she’s my blood sister, same mother, same father. When we moved to Washington, it was just my mom, Kylie, and I. I remember my mom had to take care of us, and she would leave as a flight attendant for a few days. I would go to his house and ask him if he was hungry and he would say, ‘Yes!’ I said, ‘Let me make some food,’ and he said, ‘All right.’
Although she knows she was not a good cook, those moments spent together in the kitchen allow them to be closer.
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“I remember growing up with her that time because we had to spend more time together and I was able to take care of her that way.”
He also touched on the way he supported her as she came into the sport. They went to a different school, he mentioned, but that didn’t stop him:
“She always came to my school to play. He will always support me so much. She always wanted a picture and a hug, and then [the game] She will do these edits and put it on her Instagram and I thought, this is such a great sister. “
Looks like she was such a kind, thoughtful sibling. The emotional brother concludes:
“I’ve never been truly affectionate with my family but as I got older I was able to show my sister that … whenever I said ‘Oh you look so beautiful, you look so beautiful.’ That will not change. Um, of course, yes, I know this, why it’s something known in advance. Thanks. “
A few days after the announcement of his death, Posy’s friend revealed that he was “struggling” with his mental health. How sweet to know her family is actively looking for her. Our hearts go out to his loved ones when they say goodbye to him at such a young age. You can see his full memoir with his brother’s speech starting at 50:54 (below).
Very poignant. He is at peace.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis text line by sending a text to TALK at 741741.
[Image via TLC & Kailia Posey/Instagram]