A 27-year old woman, who sustained serious brain injuries after a balcony fell on her 21st birthday killing six of her close friends, has passed away from stroke seven years later.   

Aoife beary was a Blackrock resident who suffered from a stroke. She was taken to Beaumont Hospital Dublin. On Saturday, she succumbed. 

Beary lost six of her friends while celebrating her 21st Birthday party at the Library Gardens apartment in Berkeley. This was after their fifth-floor balcony collapsed. 

Beary was one of seven survivors who advocated after the tragedy for public safety records to be released by building companies.  

Students were visiting America as part of the J-1 program for summer work visas. This popular program sees thousands of Irish youth flock to America each year. 

Beary suffered life-threatening injuries such as brain trauma, broken bones and organ lacerations and underwent a lengthy recovery in California and back home in Ireland that included an open heart surgery. 

The cause of her death is not known. 

Aoife Beary, 27, from Blackrock, south Dublin, was taken to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin on Wednesday after she suffered a stroke

Aoife, 27, from Blackrock in south Dublin was admitted to Beaumont Hospital on Wednesday following a stroke.

Angela and Aoife Beary of Dublin, Ireland with Vice Consul Kevin Byrne of the Irish Consulate General as state lawmakers in the Assembly Appropriations Committee discuss SB465 in Sacramento, California on August 10, 2016

Angela Beary and Aoife beary from Dublin, Ireland joined by Vice Consul Kevin Byrne (Irish Consulate General) as California state legislators discuss SB465 at the Assembly Appropriations Committee in Sacramento on August 10, 2016.

Berkeley balcony

Berkeley balcony

Shortly after June 2016, the balcony at fifth floor was smashed, killing six and injuring seven other people 

Beary has been pursuing studies in the last few years at Oxford Brookes University is located in England. 

Her age was 27 at the time she sustained the injury. studying for a pharmacology degree at the University of California, Davis.   

Beary explained to the California legislature in August 2016 that her injuries forced her into a halting her education and had made her lose her independence.  

“Some of my injuries are with me for life,” she stated at that time. “My life is forever altered.” 

Berkeley tragedy survivor Aoife Beary with One Direction

Aoife Beary, a survivor of the Berkeley tragedy with One Direction 

Olivia Burke, Eoghan Culligan, Niccolai Schuster, Lorcan Miller, Eimear Walsh, all 21 from Ireland, and Irish-American Ashley Donohoe, 22, died when the balcony collapsed under the weight of 13 people

Olivia Burke and Eoghan Culligan, Niccolai Shuster, Lorcan Müller, Eimear Kelly, Eimear, Walsh, all 21 years old, died after the balcony fell under the combined weight of 13 people.

She added, “Now my birthday will forever be their anniversary,” to which she also spoke of her tragic friends’ deaths. 

Before her death on Saturday, Beary had pushed for building companies to release public safety records to the California’s building regulator, The Irish Times reported. 

Olivia Burke, Niccolai Schster, Lorcan Miller and Eimear Walsh were all from Ireland. Ashley Donohoe (22), was also killed when the balcony collided with the 13-person weight.    

Aoife with Stanford Medical staff at Berkeley in California, America

Aoife and Stanford Medical Staff at Berkeley, California, America

The apartment balconies were designed as 'decoration' more than as a sturdy place for large groups of people to sta

Apartment balconies are more for decoration than they are to be a place where large numbers of people can rest.

Officials later revealed the wooden beams supporting the balcony were water-damaged and rotten

Later, authorities revealed that wooden beams supporting the balcony’s roof were damaged by water and had rotted.

Conor Flynn, Jack Halpin, Conor Murray and Sean Fahey and Clodagh Cgley and Hannah Walters all survived the accident. 

Many of the foreign students were originally from South Dublin and were here on the J1 visa program that attracts thousands each year. 

According to 2001 committee that approved Library Gardens, the apartment balconies were not intended to be a place to rest large numbers of people but more as decoration. 

Apartment in Library Gardens was constructed from wood frame. The balcony could be seen from the building. There was no support underneath. 

Later, officials revealed that the wooden beams supporting the balcony had been water damaged and were rotten.