By: Legacy Staff
1 year ago
Rebecca Burger, a French lifestyle blogger, athlete, and fitness model, died Sunday, June 18, 2017, according to a post on her official Instagram account. She was 33.
Burger died of a heart attack following a freak accident involving an exploding whipped cream dispenser at her home in eastern France.
Burger’s family announced her death via social media. On Facebook and Instagram, Burger has about 200,000 followers.
Burger also modeled for Women’s Best, a health and fitness firm.
In a statement, the company said, “We are sad to have to announce the loss of this wonderful soul. Our French athlete Rebecca Burger died yesterday.
“Rebecca was a great athlete and a kind and generous person with whom to work.
“Pray for her to rest in peace and for her family to remain strong. We will always be proud of you Rebecca.”
The canister, which professional chefs use, is fitted with a cartridge charged with nitrous oxide gas to dispense cream for preparing various dessert concoctions.
In a post in French on Burger’s Instagram account, relatives issued a warning along with a photo of a whipped cream canister.
“Here is an example of a siphon that exploded and crashed into Rebecca’s chest, causing her death.
“The siphon which caused her death was sealed. Don’t use this product in your homes! Tens of thousands of the faulty devices are already in circulation.”
French authorities are investigating.
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