University student and TikTok influencer Tanya Pardazi, from Toronto, Canada, has died aged 21. He had a fatal accident while making a jump during a skydiving class.
According to friends, he died on August 27, while completing his first solo skydive with Skydive Toronto, in Innisfil, Ontario.
The company said in a statement that the student “took a few moments to activate the main parachute and did not have the time or altitude required for the backup parachute to deploy”.
After the fall, he was taken to a hospital, where he was declared dead.
Melody Ozgoli, who is a childhood friend of the influencer, told CTV News Toronto that Tanya is drawn to everything that is new and represents an adventure. “Life was very boring for him and he always tried to do things with a spirit of adventure.”
Ozgoli said Pardazi was completing his course at a skydiving school and it would be his first time jumping alone. According to the company, the course requires students to take a solo class the day before they can complete solo jumps.
“He literally lived every second to the fullest. It blew us away. It was so hard to process. It’s been a few days but we still can’t believe this is happening.”
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Kimia Sepanlou, another close friend of Pardazi’s, said she was “one of the bravest girls” he had ever met.
“Every time we saw him we knew we were on an adventure because he doesn’t like letting himself get bored or upsetting those closest to him,” she says. “Everyone who knows him also knows his world.”
Tanya has over 100k followers on TikTok. She studied philosophy in college and was a semifinalist in the Miss Canada pageant.
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