TV presenter and YouTuber Emily Hartridge has died in an accident.
The Sun reported she was the woman who died in an electric scooter crash in Battersea, south-west London, on Friday.
A statement on her Instagram page read on Saturday: “Hi everyone. This is a horrible thing to have to say over Instagram but we know many of you were expecting to see Emily today and this is the only way to contact you all at once.
“Emily was involved in an accident yesterday and passed away. We all loved her to bits and she will never be forgotten.
“She has touched so many lives it’s hard to imagine things without her. She was a very special person xxx.”
Londoner Ms Hartridge, 35, had more than 340,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel, in which she posted a weekly vlog on topics ranging from relationships to gender.
Her last vlog, posted on Monday and entitled “10 reasons to get a younger boyfriend”, had been viewed 9,000 times as of 5.30pm on Saturday.
Davina McCall was among the celebrities to pay tribute to Ms Hartridge, saying: “My heart goes out to Emily’s family and friends. Such a shock. Sending you love and prayers.”
BBC Radio 1 presenter Chris Stark tweeted: “Really sad to hear the news about Emily Hartridge. She was such a top girl, so talented and a heart of gold. Just makes you remember to live every day like your last. Thinking of her close friends and family with this tragic news.”
Presenter Maude Garrett posted: “I’m really struggling to comprehend the sudden passing of my friend @emilyhartridge. She was a radiant light who always found a reason to laugh. My thoughts are with her friends & family. Hug someone you love today.”
The Standard has approached the representatives of Ms Hartridge for comment.
The electric scooter was hit by a lorry on the Queen’s Circus roundabout shortly after 8.30am on Friday.
E-scooter rider dies after being hit by lorry at busy London junction
It believed to be the first time someone riding an e-scooter has been killed on the capital’s roads.
Police said a woman aged in her 30s was found with serious injuries. Paramedics battled to save her but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
It comes days after Mike Brown, London’s transport chief, called for a safety review of the use of e-scooters, which are banned from public roads and pavements in the UK.