Sofia Cheung was a social media influencer who fell to her death while posing for a photo for her Instagram page. The 32-year-old Hong Kong woman was with three friends at Ha Pak Lai park when she slipped and fell at about 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021.
“Better days are coming,” her last Instagram post, featuring Cheung kneeling on the beach with a boogie board, said. “They are called: Saturday and Sunday.”
Cheung was known for sharing daring shots in beautiful places on her Instagram page, hike.sofi.
Here’s what you need to know:
Cheung’s Last Post Was Flooded With Memorials After Her Death
Cheung’s followers flooded her last Instagram post with messages after her death. In her last post, she posed with a surf board and promised that the future was bright.
“Dear I thought better days are coming when Saturday and Sunday?” one person wrote, with crying emojis. “I will gonna miss your chat everyday. I love you always. rest in peace my pretty sofi.”
“RIP don’t wanna believe this happened to you,” another person wrote.
Her Instagram page lists interests of “hiking, kayaking, explorer, outdoor activities, photography.”
“Life should be fun not dumb,” she wrote in her bio.
Cheung’s Instagram page had 11,700 followers. Her first public photo was posted on February 21, 2021.
Cheung Was Taking a Selfie With Friends When She Fell 16 Feet Off the Edge of a Waterfall
The Sun reported that Cheung was taking a selfie with her friends at the edge of a waterfall when she fell 16 feet into Tsing Dai stream near Yuen Long, Hong Kong. She and three of her friends were at Ha Pak Lai that day, a nature park near Pineapple Mountain popular with hikers, according to The Sun.
The Sun reported Cheung “lost her footing” and fell. Her friends called emergency responders, and she was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival, the news outlet reported.
In one photo posted March 16, Cheung is pictured dangling from the edge of a rock high above a coastal scene.
“If you don’t try, you’ll never know,” she captioned the photo.
“RIP… the grim caught up with you,” one person wrote in the comments.
Cheung Posed in Beautiful Places on Her Instagram Account, Hiking & Surfing
Cheung’s Instagram page was filled with photos of the beautiful woman in beautiful places. She often posed on the beach in a swimsuit and in scenic landscapes on hikes. She sometimes posed in precarious positions, paired with motivational captions.
“Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try,” she captioned a photo of herself in a yoga pose balanced on the edge of a rock in a cave high above the landscape.
“The world is so much bigger than you thought,” she captioned a photo of herself looking out from a high rock outcropping.
“Live in the moment,” she captioned a photo in which she was positioned on a rock overlooking mountains below.
“It’s a big world out there. Let’s explore together!” she wrote on March 18, 2021.
“Go where you feel most alive,” she wrote a few days later.