Who was the late Kayla Bailey and how did she die? Looking at the life and tragic passing of the 25-year-old

Kayla Bailey
Kayla Bailey tragically passed away at the age of 25 (Image via Brooke Bailey / Instagram)

Kayla Bailey tragically passed away on Monday, September 26. Her death was announced by her mother, Brooke Bailey, who is known for her appearance on "Basketball Wives."

Brooke was one of the original cast members of the reality show, but she left after the second season. She returned during Season 10 and will also appear in Season 11, although its release date is currently unknown.

The show may shed more light on Kayla Bailey's tragic death. For now, all we know is that she died in a car crash.

"Forever my baby, Pretty Black aka Kayla Nicole Bailey. This is not a goodbye. Mommy will see you soon," Brooke Bailey wrote on Instagram.

Brooke's Instagram profile has received numerous comments of support during these challenging times.

Who was Kayla Bailey?

Kayla tried to stay out of the spotlight and keep her life private.

At the time of her death, Kayla Bailey was a certified hairstylist and had her own business, KNB Inc. She also had an Instagram page with more than 14,000 followers.

“Kayla left a mark on so many lives. She entered the room and demanded respect, love and attention," Kayla's mother posted on her Instagram. "If you had the pleasure of meeting her and being friends with her, she has forever changed your life.”

Kayla Bailey's mother may reveal more details regarding the tragic death of her daughter in the future.

Brooke Bailey's relationship with the NBA

Brooke Bailey was involved with former NFL wide receiver DeSean Jackson in the summer of 2013, but their relationship didn't last long.

The "Basketball Wives" star also dated two NBA players. A year before dating Jackson, Brooke dated Vernon Macklin, who played for the Detroit Pistons.

Rashard Lewis dated Brooke Bailey in 2010 (Image via Getty Images)
Rashard Lewis dated Brooke Bailey in 2010 (Image via Getty Images)

Macklin appeared in only 23 games in the NBA, averaging 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. After his stint with the Pistons, he played in the NBA G League, then moved to Turkey, the Philippines and Qatar to play professionally.

Brooke's first high-profile relationship with an NBA player was with Rashard Lewis. The two were together in 2010 when the forward was with the Orlando Magic. Lewis won a championship ring with the Miami Heat and retired in 2014.

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