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Rebecca Burger, a popular French fitness model and Instagram star, was killed in a bizarre accident over the weekend. According to accounts from her family posted to her Instagram account, Burger was struck in the chest after attempting to open a pressurized whipped cream can which caused a heart attack.

BBC News reports:

Rebecca Burger’s death was announced on Facebook in what her family called a “domestic accident”.

A warning against the faulty dispensers was posted to her Instagram account, saying it had “exploded and struck Rebecca’s chest, causing her death”.

French media reported she had died of cardiac arrest after the incident, despite medical attention.

The popular fitness and travel figure was well-known in France, with some 55,000 Facebook fans and 154,000 followers on Instagram.

One of Ms Burger’s family members took to Instagram, warning readers not to use the dispenser, saying that tens of thousands of “defective devices” remain in circulation.

According to a TMZ report, Burger was 33.

Photo: Instagram