Notorious drug lord’s niece dies in horror car crash as family remembers her like a ray of sunshine: ‘I don’t know how to live life without you’
- Keana Mokbel, 25, was killed in a car accident on Sunday
- She is the niece of drug kingpin Tony Mokbel
- Tribute has flowed for ‘sunbeam’
The niece of notorious Melbourne drug lord Tony Mokbel was tragically killed in a car crash in Melbourne.
Keana Mokbel, 25, died when her vehicle crashed into a tree on Southern Road in Heidelberg West at around 8:50 pm on Sunday.
Ms. Mokbel’s uncle, Tony, is currently serving a 30-year sentence for drug trafficking.
He has been made aware of the incident in prison and has spoken to family.
Keana Mokbel (pictured) sadly died when her vehicle plowed into a tree on Southern Road in Heidelberg West, Melbourne’s northeast at around 8:50pm Sunday on Southern Road in Heidelberg West, Melbourne’s northeast.
Tony Mokbel, known for his involvement in Melbourne’s ‘Underbelly’ drug wars, has been made aware of the incident and has spoken to family (pictured in February 2006)
The notorious drug lord, who is fighting his conviction, is not expected to apply to attend her funeral.
The 57-year-old was rushed from Barwon Prison to hospital last month for urgent treatment, reportedly for a blood clot.
Meanwhile, the tributes keep pouring in for his niece, who has been described as a ‘pocket rocket’ with an infectious smile.
“I’m going to miss your silly smile, your hour-long story times, your 100 snapchats you would send me every day, your presence, your love, and most of all you,” Odeta Lamé wrote alongside a series of photos of the couple.
“You called me your angel the other day and now you have become mine. I love you my twin flame and you will always have a special place in my heart.’
“You were such a light and made an impression in everyone’s life,” wrote Rini Menidis.
“You always stood up for me and stood by me. I always looked up to you like you were my big sister. You’ll be in my heart forever, my girl.’
“You’ve left too many people behind that I don’t know how to live without you,” Helena Katsouranis said.
“I thank God for the time I got to spend with you, not many people meet such a natural ray of sunshine as you.”
Tributes are beginning to flow for Tony Mokbel’s niece (pictured left), who was described as a ‘pocket rocket’ with an infectious smile who ‘lit up the universe’
“The way your smile lit up the entire universe was contagious, you brought my mood to your level of joy in moments when I was around you,” said Joesphine Fotiadis.
Savva Pappas said Mrs. Mokbel was “one of the most beautiful people God has put on this planet” and that his heart was broken to pieces.
Our Lady of Lebanon, a church in Thornbury, Melbourne’s inner city, posted a tribute to Ms Mokbel on its Facebook page on Tuesday.
Dear parishioners. Sadly, a member of our community passed away here in Melbourne; Kalliopi Keana Mokbel,” it read.
Her funeral is still being finalized. We will confirm once we have the details.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Kalliopi’s family at this difficult time. May she rest in eternal peace.’