Canadian TikTok influencer dies in skydiving accident

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A TikTok influencer and beauty queen from Toronto, Canada, died last weekend after skydiving in her first solo course.

Tanya Pardazi, 21, was killed while jumping on Skydive Toronto in Innisfil, Ontario, on Aug. 27. The skydiving school requires students to complete a day of ground training before attempting a solo dive, CTV News Toronto reported.

Pardazi, a philosophy student at the University of Toronto, had opened her parachute too late during her dive.

Skydive Toronto said in a statement posted to Facebook that Pardazi “released a rapidly rotating main parachute at low altitude without the time/altitude required to inflate the reserve parachute.”

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Tanya Pardazi, 21, was killed while jumping on Skydive Toronto in Innisfil, Ontario, on Aug. 27.
(TikTok/@philosatea)

After the accident, the woman was taken to a local hospital, where she died.

The skydiving facility also said in its statement that Pardazi was “a welcome recent addition to the skydiving community” and “will be missed among the student’s new friends and fellow Skydive Toronto Inc. jumpers.”

“The Skydive Toronto Inc team has been deeply affected by this accident as they have refined their student training program over more than 50 years,” the statement said.

Pardazi was a TikTok influencer with over 95,000 followers. In her videos, she discussed a range of topics, including self-esteem, relationships, makeup, and animals. Pardazi talked about skydiving in her last video of August 22.

“I went skydiving a few days ago,” she said, telling her she was sitting there in a classroom.

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Skydiver landing at Skydive Toronto.

Skydiver landing at Skydive Toronto.
(Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

She had also previously made the semifinals of the Miss Canada beauty pageant.

“Tanya was interested in everything new and adventurous,” Pardazi’s friend Melody Ozgoli told CTV. “Life was too boring for her and she was always trying to do something adventurous.”

The skydiving company said it is cooperating with the South Simcoe Police Service’s investigation into her death.

  Pardazi talked about skydiving in her last video of August 22.

Pardazi talked about skydiving in her last video of August 22.
(TikTok/@philosatea)

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“She really lived every second to the fullest,” Ozgoli said. “This is the biggest shock for us. It’s very hard to handle. It’s been a few days, but we still don’t believe it.”

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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