NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It still doesn’t feel real that our friend and colleague Nina Kapur is gone.

She died this past Saturday in a scooter accident in Brooklyn. She was only 26.

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There are still questions about the circumstances that we are working to confirm before sharing with so many who loved her, including our viewers.

For us at CBS New York, the pain is still very raw, but we are hearing from people across the world about how she touched their lives.

Mayor Bill de Blasio started his daily briefing by discussing her.

 

“I want to say a few words about a wonderful young woman that we lost way too early, CBS reporter Nina Kapur. A tremendous young talent, filled with potential, filled with a lot of life and energy and compassion. Someone who people just loved to be around, and a great, great future ahead of her,” de Blasio said. “She loved this city. She was positive about the people of this city and loved to be all around the neighborhoods of the city. And we lost her in a tragic accident just a few days ago. So, our hearts go out to her family. Let’s keep them in our thoughts and prayers, and to all her colleagues in the media, I know you’re feeling this loss. We will remember the good work and good heart of Nina Kapur.”

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Nina joined CBS2 last year, blessing us with her light and love for telling stories.

We at CBS2 feel lucky to have experienced Nina’s calming presence and upbeat attitude. She made the best of any situation, and always paused to help others. Behind the scenes, she made friends with everyone. She attended every work gathering. And professionally, the sky was the limit.

Nina, a native of Newtown, Pa. is survived by her mother, Monica, father, Anup, and her 24-year-old brother, Ajay.

We will strive to be better journalists, better storytellers and better friends because of Nina. We are working on additional reporting to honor her legacy.

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To see some of Nina’s stories, click here.