This Popular Fitness Model Was Killed in a Horrific Freak Accident by an Exploding Whipped Cream Dispenser

062217-News-National-Rebecca-Burger-Dies-In-Freak-Whip-Cream-Can-Explosion (Photo: Rebecca Burger via Instagram)

This Popular Fitness Model Was Killed in a Horrific Freak Accident by an Exploding Whipped Cream Dispenser

Rebecca Burger's family confirmed her death in an Instagram post.

Published June 22, 2017

A popular French lifestyle blogger and fitness model was killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser, her family announced on Instagram.

On Wednesday, the family of Rebecca Burger told her followers that she passed away by sharing a message to her profile. 

"It is with great sadness we announce the death of Rebecca who died June 18th, 2017 in an accident in the home," the post read.

  1. Burger often posted photos of her fitness routine and life explorations

    According to a Burger's family, a pressurized whipped cream dispenser exploded and struck the 33-year-old in the thorax, sending her into cardiac arrest.

    French newspaper L'Alsace reported Burger's heart stopped during the accident. Although she was temporarily revived by paramedics, she later died at a hospital.

  2. Burger's family urged people not to use the faulty device

    "This is an example of the whipped cream siphon that exploded and hit Rebecca's thorax, leading to her death," her family captioned a photo of the whipped cream dispenser. "To be clear: The dispenser that led to her death was sealed. Do not use this type of utensil! Tens of thousands of defective devices are still out there."

  3. French police said an investigation has been launched by the prosecutor's office in the French town of Mulhouse, reported CNN.  

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Rebecca Burger via Instagram)

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