The breathtaking beauty, only 25-years-young, was the mother of two babies and a happily married woman to husband Thomas Cohen. That only makes her unexpected passing that much more difficult for most to bear.
Most of our favorite celebs were also some of her biggest fans and they've had understandably sad reactions to the news of her passing.
Here are their heartbreakingly candid Twitter reactions:
He recalls that morning hearing there were Orca's in the water, so he snagged his GoPro and headed out about 200m offshore at about 9:30am when the whale appeared out of nowhere. He remembers thinking:
"I was a bit nervous thinking, 'what's this guy going to do?'
All of a sudden the orca bit the back of his board and he didn't know what else to do so he yelled at the whale! Let's be real, we LOVE Free Willy, but it doesn't mean we want a close up experience with one of these animals. They're called Killer Whales for a reason!
Ch-ch-check out the video of the close encounter for yourself (below)!