Kelly Denman, 20-year-old college student and CO native, dies after falling from cliff in Italy

A twenty-year-old Colorado native who was vacationing in Italy with friends from the University of Washington died Saturday after falling from her hotel window, according to news reports. The Daily Mail describes Kelly Denman as a "university beauty" whose Twitter profile simply said this: die living. Denman reportedly fell a hundred feet, hitting a rock cliff before plunging into the sea.

Several news agencies are reporting that she was a sorority member at UW who planned to study abroad this coming school year. Much of the information has come from Denman's Twitter account, and many of her friends have used Twitter to express their condolences. Here's one such tweet:

Ours too.

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