Instagram influencer dies while attempting a selfie at Hong Kong waterfall

Jul 19 2021, 8:54 pm

Sophia Cheung was an Instagram influencer and thrill seeker known for taking high-risk selfies.

Her recent attempt to take an adrenaline-filled photo for her Instagram page resulted in her untimely and tragic death.

Cheung was visiting a waterfall in Hong Kong, when she fell 16 feet off of a cliff, according to multiple reports, which were confirmed by Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in a statement to research firm Insider.

Taking risky photos has become something of a trend, and this is not the first time an Instagram influencer has died while attempting to take a picture.

 

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Posing for a “money shot,” whether it’s hanging from a cliff or another death-defying stunt, is a popular way to get views and likes on social media.

Cheung herself has many pictures on her Instagram page that look like she had tempted fate on a few occasions.

 

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A post shared by 🌵SOPHIA CHEUNG🌵 (@hike.sofi)

Cheung’s last post on Instagram reads, “Better days are coming. They are called Saturday and Sunday.”

 

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A post shared by 🌵SOPHIA CHEUNG🌵 (@hike.sofi)

She has since received an outpouring of support through her Instagram page.

“Though we met once, I will miss you and the way how you insist on perfection. RIP Sophie,” read one of the comments.

As of this post, Cheung has almost 35,000 followers.

Amir AliAmir Ali

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