Memorial Service Held for 'Real World' Star

1 decade 3 years 1 month ago Sunday, June 17 2007 Jun 17, 2007 Sunday, June 17, 2007 11:50:32 AM CDT June 17, 2007 in News
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The service yesterday in Blue Springs remembered 25-year-old Frankie Abernathy as an unconventional, yet colorful person. Abernathy died last week at her Wisconsin home, where she and her mother and stepfather had moved last fall. She suffered from cystic fibrosis, which her family believes killed her. But the coroner has not issued an official cause of death. Abernathy was a housemate on The Real World's 2004 San Diego season. She was known for tattoos and piercings, which were prominent in photos on display at the service. Her younger sister Mamie Hunter talked about her sister's hair-color experiments, wearing magenta and purple bangs herself at the service. Her father Joe Abernathy said his daughter never let cystic fibrosis "get in the way or define her."

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