A well-known lifestyle and fitness blogger has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser, her family has said.

French athlete Rebecca Burger, 33, died after the pressurised canister exploded, violently hitting her chest. French media reports that the impact brought on a cardiac arrest and although she received medical attention, she could not be saved. Her husband posted a photograph of a dispenser, alongside a warning not to use similar devices.

Her 55,000 Facebook friends and 158,000 Instagram followers reacted with disbelief to the news. One wrote on her Facebook page: “A beautiful woman, full of life. All my condolences to the family.” “I am horrified by what happened,” said another. They described her as their “body princess”, “bikini icon” and a “beautiful athlete and coach”, who would be greatly missed.

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