Reeva Steenkamp, 30, the woman fatally shot in the home of double-amputee Olympian runner Oscar Pistorius, was a model and law-school graduate who was to give an inspirational talk Thursday at a Johannesburg school.
On Twitter early Thursday morning, Steenkamp tweeted a message about her excitement about Valentine's Day.
“What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow? It should be a day of love for everyone.”
Steenkamp was one of FHM magazine's 100 Sexiest Women in the World for two years running, appeared in international and South African advertisements and was a celebrity contestant on "Tropika Island of Treasure," the South African version of "Survivor".
Steenkamp was “the sweetest, kindest, just angelic soul” and at the same time “a very inspiring individual, very passionate about speaking about women and empowerment,” publicist Sarit Tomlinson told the Associated Press.
Police said she was shot four times in Pistorius' home Thursday. Pistorius has been arrested on suspicion of murder and he will appear in court Friday. The two had been dating for a few months.