Kayleigh Scott, a transgender flight attendant that was recognized for appearing in a commercial for United Airlines died by apparent suicide Monday in her Denver, Colorado, apartment at the age of 25.
Scott posted content to social media discussing plans to commit suicide at 2:30 am, just hours before passing away, according to Unilad. “As I take my final breaths and exit this living earth, I would like to apologize to everyone I let down,” Scott wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post. “I am so sorry I could not be better.”
“To those that I love, I am sorry I could not be stronger. To those that gave me their everything, I am sorry my effort was not reciprocated,” Scott wrote.
Ashely, Scott’s sister, confirmed the death.
“To all who have commented and those watching this post, Kay has passed,” Ashley said, according to Unilad.
“Thank you for your concern and outpouring of love for her. We are going to miss her so much,” she said.
Scott’s distressing post garnered immediate attention from fans, according to TMZ. Some fans indicated they were going to phone police in Denver to conduct a welfare check, although it’s not clear if anyone did proceed in phoning for assistance, according to TMZ.
“Please understand that me leaving is not a reflection of you, but the result of my own inability to turn myself for the better,” Scott wrote. “To Ashley, Cynthia, Regine & Sophia. I am so sorry. Please remember me for the good memories we have shared, and never for my downfall.”
“I will see you all again on the other side.”(RELATED: REPORT: Transgender Bank Teller Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Banking Giant Wells Fargo)
Kayleigh Scott, a transgender flight attendant famous for appearing in a United Airlines commercial, has died. 💔 #RIP https://t.co/MzXyopFNFr
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 24, 2023
Scott rose to fame in 2020 after United Airlines gave Scott a spot in a commercial for Trans Day of Visibility.
Denver Police are investigating Scott’s death and a medical examiner is working to determine the official cause of death.