TikTok star, 21, falls to death in freak accident during first solo skydive

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A young Canadian TikTok star has died after sustaining fatal injuries in a skydiving accident.

The fatal incident, which took place on August 27, saw 21-year-old Tanya Pardazi from Toronto fall to her death during a skydiving attempt in the Canadian city.

In a statement shared on its official Facebook account, Skydive Toronto Inc wrote: "The skydiver released a quickly rotating main parachute at a low altitude without the time/altitude required for the reserve parachute to inflate."

Though she was not named in the statement, the deceased has since been identified as Pardazi - a student studying philosophy at the University of Toronto, CTV reports. Pardazi was also a TikTok content creator with more than 95,000 followers at the time of her death.

The fatal plunge was her first attempt at a solo skydive after she completed her solo class at the skydiving facility, per CTV.

"She really lived every second to the fullest," a friend, Melody Ozgoli, told the outlet. "This is the biggest shock to us. It's very hard to process. It's been a couple of days, but we still don't even believe it."

Kimia Sepanlou, another friend, referred to Pardazi as "one of the bravest girls. Whenever we saw her, we knew we were in for an adventure because she didn't like letting herself, or the people closest to her, get bored. Everyone who met her thought the world of her."

Pardazi was previously a semi-finalist for a Miss Canada competition, according to her friends.

Skydive Toronto went on to say in its statement: "The jumper was a welcomed recent addition to the skydiving community and will be missed amongst the student's new friends and fellow jumpers of Skydive Toronto Inc. The team at Skydive Toronto Inc has been profoundly affected by this accident as they have refined their student training program for over 50 years."

The cheerleading team at the University of Toronto Scarborough paid an emotional tribute to Pardazi alongside an image of her on vacation in Paris.

"Forever part of our team and in our hearts, Tanya Pardazi was one in a million," the caption reads.

The team at Skydive Toronto is currently working with the South Simcoe Police as part of its ongoing investigation into the tragic affair.

Featured image credit: Robyn Charnley / Alamy

TikTok star, 21, falls to death in freak accident during first solo skydive

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By VT

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A young Canadian TikTok star has died after sustaining fatal injuries in a skydiving accident.

The fatal incident, which took place on August 27, saw 21-year-old Tanya Pardazi from Toronto fall to her death during a skydiving attempt in the Canadian city.

In a statement shared on its official Facebook account, Skydive Toronto Inc wrote: "The skydiver released a quickly rotating main parachute at a low altitude without the time/altitude required for the reserve parachute to inflate."

Though she was not named in the statement, the deceased has since been identified as Pardazi - a student studying philosophy at the University of Toronto, CTV reports. Pardazi was also a TikTok content creator with more than 95,000 followers at the time of her death.

The fatal plunge was her first attempt at a solo skydive after she completed her solo class at the skydiving facility, per CTV.

"She really lived every second to the fullest," a friend, Melody Ozgoli, told the outlet. "This is the biggest shock to us. It's very hard to process. It's been a couple of days, but we still don't even believe it."

Kimia Sepanlou, another friend, referred to Pardazi as "one of the bravest girls. Whenever we saw her, we knew we were in for an adventure because she didn't like letting herself, or the people closest to her, get bored. Everyone who met her thought the world of her."

Pardazi was previously a semi-finalist for a Miss Canada competition, according to her friends.

Skydive Toronto went on to say in its statement: "The jumper was a welcomed recent addition to the skydiving community and will be missed amongst the student's new friends and fellow jumpers of Skydive Toronto Inc. The team at Skydive Toronto Inc has been profoundly affected by this accident as they have refined their student training program for over 50 years."

The cheerleading team at the University of Toronto Scarborough paid an emotional tribute to Pardazi alongside an image of her on vacation in Paris.

"Forever part of our team and in our hearts, Tanya Pardazi was one in a million," the caption reads.

The team at Skydive Toronto is currently working with the South Simcoe Police as part of its ongoing investigation into the tragic affair.

Featured image credit: Robyn Charnley / Alamy