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A 16-Year-Old Girl With A Heart Condition Collapsed And Died While Inside A Haunted House

Her heart was four times its normal size when she died.

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Benge was born with only one working lung, which caused abnormalities with her heart. When she died her heart was enlarged four times its normal size. The coroner said it's difficult to determine whether or not fear played a role in her death.

Land Of Illusion released a statement Tuesday about Benge's death:

"Christian will be in our hearts forever. The incredible outpouring of kind stories and sentiments from her peers makes it clear that Christian would want her family and friends to find comfort in each other. Based on these sentiments, we ask the community to remember her as the kind and beautiful young person she was. Now is the time to reflect on the joy she brought to so many.

Above all, we continue to respect the Benge family's privacy and hope they will be able to find peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with Christian's family and friends. We ask everyone to keep them in their hearts."

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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