Miss Universe New Zealand finalist, Amber-Lee Friis dead at 23

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Amber-Lee Friis, a finalist in the Miss Universe New Zealand pageant, died on Monday. She was 23.

The New Zealand Police confirmed to People that they responded to a sudden death call on May 18, which was referred to the coroner.

Her cause of death is unknown, but reports reveal it was suicide.

Nigel Godfrey, CEO of Miss World New Zealand, confirmed Friis’ death in a memorial Facebook post on Tuesday.

Friis competed in the 2018 Miss Universe New Zealand competition and was one of 20 finalists. She traveled to Thailand during her attempt at the crown.




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