Blogger Heather Croxon – who reviewed books on her blog Bits & Books – has died in a Sydney hospital, five days after she was hit by a car while walking on a footpath.
The 31-year-old had just bought a coffee from a local cafe when she was struck by the Toyota sedan outside the popular Chatswood Chase shopping centre last Friday morning.
Heather suffered critical head injuries in the accident, and was rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital's intensive care unit.
"Unfortunately things don't always work out the way we planned," Heather's sister, Amanda, wrote online.
"Today I said goodbye to my beautiful big sister who, as I held her hand, she took her last breath and passed on peacefully."
A number of friends that Heather had also met online through her blog posted heartbroken tributes to their friend.