Amber-Lee Friis, a Finalist of Miss Universe New Zealand 2018, has died, his talent agent is confirmed. 23 years old.
“With tremendous sadness, we acknowledge the sudden death of beautiful and talented Wahine Amber-lee Friis,” The Talent Tree write in a statement on Facebook on Monday.
“Amber-Lee is one of our original Models for The Talent Tree and finalist in 2018 Miss Universe NZ [Miss World New Zealand], “the statement continues.” Our sincere arrogant feelings and condolences to Amber-Lee’s family and friends. R.I.P beautiful woman. “
A New Zealand Police representative in Auckland told Fox News on Friday that police attended a sudden death on Monday and the death had been referred to a corpse officer.
No other details about his death are known at this time.
Following the tragic news, tribute came flowing, including from The official Facebook page of Miss World New Zealand.
“Our sincere condolences to our friends and how Amber-lee Friis, who we just learned from The Talent Tree has died. Continue to shine brightly, Amber-lee, just as we remember you,” the statement read.
The CEO of Miss World NZ, Nigel Godfrey, also paid tribute to Friis on Monday.
“A few years ago when we ran ‘the other’ Amber-Lee Friis to sweep our lives, she was a force to be reckoned with 😉 This is one of the many international stories that she produced after entering, and very sad to read it now, ” Godfrey writes on Facebook.
He continued: “He is full of enthusiasm, certainly not taking prisoners, but he is a beautiful soul and you 100% know what you are getting. He is sincere, honest and he has the energy that some other people have, his heart is most definitely in place that’s right. We like and respect him and are very proud to call him a friend, long after the competition is over. “
“Amber Lee changed her life, and indeed her experience with us around, and became a very positive force forever. In the years since she has been loyal and supportive and we value that above all else. Tragically she died yesterday, the world is a more low without him in it. He has more to give and it is a terrible tragedy that he will not be here to realize his unlimited potential. RIP Amber Lee you have left us far, too fast, “Godfrey concluded his position.
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