23-Year-Old Athlete, Dancer, and Gamer Dies Suddenly of an Unknown Cause

Sophia Dinverno

A 23-year-old woman from Jackson County, Michigan died suddenly of an unknown cause.

“Dinverno, Sophia Maureen Of Grass Lake, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at the age of 23,” her obituary reads.

Dinverno’s cause of death is still under investigation.

Sophia Dinverno was an enthusiastic athlete and dancer who also had a deep love for horse riding. As a result of her enthusiasm, she became well-known in the equestrian community in Michigan as well as online.

She is also well-known for her gaming videos based on the Star Stable theme on YouTube, where she goes by the name Violet Flowergarden. Currently, she has 178,000 subscribers.

MLive reported:

Born in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Dinverno took an early interest in performance art, beginning dance lessons at age of 4, according to her obituary.

“Sophia was a joy to watch as a member of the Jackson Dance Company performing in yearly recitals and competitions,” her obituary reads.

Dinverno attended both Lumen Christi Catholic School and Jackson Preparatory and Early College for her high school years, according to her obituary. As a Lumen Christi sophomore, she was a varsity runner for the girls cross country team. She also played for the American Youth Soccer Organization in Grass Lake and participated in several community 5K runs with her family.

Dinverno also had a special love for horses and became an accomplished young horsewoman, her obituary states. Alongside her beloved horse Lola — A.K.A “Better Than Boys” — she competed in numerous equestrian events throughout Michigan.

This passion for horses extended into the virtual realm as well.

News of Dinverno’s death prompted an outpouring of sadness and support from the Star Stable community.

A virtual “memorial ride” dedicated to Dinverno was hosted by the Wild Hearts Gang — a group of Star Stable players — on Jan. 26, and drew dozens of players to the virtual world to pay their respects. A video of the digital gathering was posted to YouTube by the Meadow Riders Sisterhood group.

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