Instagram influencers are pretty hardcore. They are willing to do just about anything for the perfect picture to share with their fans.
A thirty-two-year-old Hong Kong Instagram star paid the ultimate price while attempting to snap a selfie at a waterfall when she slipped off a cliff and fell to her death.
The shocking incident occurred after Sofia Cheung, 32, and three friends embarked on a trip to Ha Pak Lai park around 11 a.m. Saturday, the Sun reported. The influencer had decided to take selfies at the edge of a waterfall at the park’s Pineapple Mountain site — a locale popular with hikers at sunset — when she apparently lost her footing and fell into the 16-foot pool below.
Cheung’s horrified friends promptly called emergency services, who quickly arrived and whisked the woman to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival, according to the Sun.
Cheung’s last-ever Instagram pic, from July 9, depicted the bombshell sitting in the surf while holding a boogie board. The caption read, “Better Days are coming. They are called: Saturday and Sunday.”
A social media star dies after falling off a waterfall while trying to take a selfie to share with her 6,000 Instagram followers.
Sofia Cheung, 32, fell 16 ft to her death into the Tsing Dai stream near Yuen Long, Hong Kong on Saturday.
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The haunting photograph has since been showered with condolences, with one bereaved fan writing, “RIP don’t wanna believe this happened to you.”
Another wrote, “thought better days are coming when Saturday and Sunday? will gonna miss your chat every day. I love you always. rest in peace my pretty sofi.”
The bold influencer had previously posted pics of herself posing dangerously close to the edge of steep cliffs to her Instagram account, one of which included the tagline, “Life should be fun not dumb.”