(NEWSER– Most Americans had probably never heard the name Reeva Steenkamp before learning that double-amputee sprinting star Oscar Pistorious had been charged with killing her. But the 29-year-old Steenkamp was a pretty impressive person in her own right; she was a law school grad, a successful model, a future reality TV contestant, and, in a sad irony, an advocate who fought violence against women, the Guardian reports. Steenkamp, who had dated Pistorious only a few months, was supposed to give a motivational speech at a Johannesburg school today.

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