Mystery as Aussie woman, 24, 'unexpectedly' dies in Bali

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A 24-year-old Gold Coast woman has mysteriously died while on holiday in Bali.

Olyvia Cowley “unexpectedly passed away” in the tourist hotspot last Friday, according to her close friend Shae Barr, who is raising money to bring her body back home.

It is not yet known how Ms Cowley died.

In the weeks prior, the young woman shared pictures of her trip to Facebook, including a photo of herself in a bikini and what appears to be the resort she was staying at.

Olyvia Cowley, who 'unexpectedly passed away' in Bali last Friday
Olyvia Cowley 'unexpectedly passed away' in Bali last Friday. Source: Facebook/GoFundMe

Ms Cowley’s mum, Christina Blakelock, has confirmed the devastating loss of her daughter in a series of heartbreaking posts online.

“Isn’t she the most beautiful angel you'll ever see,” she wrote on Facebook, saying she now feels “broken”.

“I now know the pain I never expected to EVER experience. My girl will reign in my heart forever.

“My baby girl. My Twinkle in every star! Mummy's life…”

Mrs Blakelock said Ms Cowley’s siblings are “devastated” over her sudden death.

“She was so hilarious and got away with being so cheeky,” she added.

It’s understood Mrs Blakelock has flown to Bali with her husband — Ms Cowley’s stepdad — to bring her daughter’s body back to Australia.

Ms Cowley in a bikini and a Bali resort.
Before her death, the young woman shared pictures of herself in a bikini and what appears to be the resort she was staying at. Source: Facebook

“The family are currently planning to bring Liv home to the Gold Coast,” Ms Barr wrote on a GoFundMe for the 24-year-old’s relatives.

“To ease the financial pressure on the family moving forward, I am asking for any donations if you are in a position to give.

“We all know how much of an impact it can make when a community come together and the Cowley family are extremely grateful for the overwhelming love and support already.”

Friends mourn 'kind and gentle' soul

Ms Cowley has been remembered by friends as a “kind, gentle and funny” soul.

“You brought nothing but happiness to every single person you came across,” one grieving woman wrote on Facebook.

“It doesn’t seem real. Our angel has grown her wings and my heart is broken,” another friend posted.

“The kindest soul. You had so much love to give and I can’t thank you enough for being my shining light in my darkest of days and I wish I could have been there for you in yours.

“Thank you for the laughs and memories over the many years. Until we meet again my darling Liv.”

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