A popular social media fitness model died after what can only be described as a freak accident involving a whipped cream canister.
Rebecca, who was popular on Instagram, was killed last weekend in a totally bizarre accident. Her family says the pressurized canister blew up, hit her chest and triggered a heart attack, TMZ reports.
The hit reportedly sent her into cardiac arrest, which ultimately led to her death.
“This is an example of the whipped cream siphon that exploded and hit Rebecca’s thorax, leading to her death,” her family wrote under a photo of a metal device. “To be clear: The dispenser that led to her death was sealed. Do not use this type of utensil! Tens of thousands of defective devices are still out there.”
CNN reports that the French police confirmed the death and said an investigation has been launched by the prosecutor’s office in the French town of Mulhouse. Authorities also said the cause of death is not yet confirmed.
According to regional newspaper L’Alsace, Burger’s heart stopped during the accident and she was temporarily revived by paramedics, before passing on much later at a hospital.
Burger’s fans and followers flooded her social media accounts with messages of disbelief and mourning.