Boy, 14, falls to his death while taking selfie at family's home

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A 14-year-old teenager, who was the son of the founder and artistic director of Russian children's TV studio 'Fidgets', has died after falling from the third floor of a flat while leaning out of a window to take a selfie.

Kirill Pingjoyan was at home in the family's flat with his grandmother when he reportedly attempted to take a photo on the third floor and fell to his death in Russia's capital city Moscow on April 4.

Kirill celebrated his birthday just three days before the tragic incident and his mother, Elena Pingjoyan the founder and director of Fidgets studios, posted on Instagram congratulating her son.

Kirill Pingjoyan
Kirill Pingjoyan was at home in the family's flat when he reportedly attempted to take a photo on the third floor and fell to his death. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

"You came into my life 14 years ago. Thank you. Be happy! Be healthy! Be successful! And as always, I'm here for you. I believe in you! And I love you so much," Elena wrote.

Local media reports said the teenager dreamed of becoming a film star one day and often took up roles in shows that his mum's studio produced.

The studio's PR director Petro Sheksheev told local media outlet Super: "We don't know for certain what happened, but it appears that he slipped whilst trying to take a selfie".

Kirill Pingjoyan, 14, dreamed of becoming a film star one day.
Local media reports said the teenager dreamed of becoming a film star one day and often took up roles in shows that his mum's studio produced. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

Fidgets was founded by Elena in 1991 and has since worked with many Russian stars such as Yulia Volkova, Lena Katina and Sergey Lazarev.

Authorities have not made a public statement regarding the incident.

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