Tanya Pardazi, 21, who goes by the handle philosatea on TikTok, has more than 95,000 followers and 2 million likes on the app.
Skydive Toronto said a skydiving student died on Aug. 27 after “succumbing to fatal injuries acquired from the emergency.” Melody Ozgori, a friend of the school, told CNN by phone on Saturday that Padaji was a deceased student.
“This jumper is delighted to have recently joined the skydiving community and will be missed among the new friends and fellow jumpers of the Skydive Toronto students,” the statement said. “The team at Skydive Toronto Inc have been improving student training programs for over 50 years, so this incident has had a huge impact.”
Ozgori described her as gregarious, adventurous, open-minded, always there for others, and smart.
“She was undoubtedly known for how beautiful she was, but what she was best known for was her incredible intelligence. One of the things I did was how smart she was, how smart she was, she knew a lot,” said Ozgori, 20.
Padaji was known to “acquire new hobbies” according to Ozgori, who called her friend “a gift to the world”.
Ozgori said many people attended Pardaj’s funeral on Friday.
“At the ceremony, we all wore white because she was an angel,” Ozgori said. She was different, really, she was one of a kind.”