A famous and beloved Toronto realtor was killed in a tragic car accident.

Lillian Adamakis, then 73, died after falling from a moving car in the parking lot outside Toronto Western Hospital on Friday morning, October 28.

Keller Williams Advantage Realty, a brokerage located in Queen Street East in Leslieville, shared the news of Adamakis’ death on social media on Friday.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved colleague Lillian Adamakis earlier today,” the post read.

Adamakis’ niece Courtney Farquhar also posted on Facebook about her aunt’s sudden and unexpected death.

“We are beyond grief and shock,” she wrote in the briefing note.

Since then, dozens of people have commented on this post, calling Adamakis’ death “devastating”, “unbelievable in terms of processing”, and “beyond tragic.”

Many wrote of their fondness for the longtime resident of Riverdale, who was affectionately known as “Diamond Lil.”

One woman said that Adamakis “lived her life with enthusiasm and was a perfect example to all who knew her”.

Another wrote: “Life would not be the same without the brilliance of the night.”

Another friend called Adamakis “an incredibly vibrant spirit.”

“I have always marveled at her grace. Her balanced manner, her prolific laugh, her wonderful smile. I wrote down her kindness and wisdom.

A fellow realtor and friend, Julie Kinnear has said that she has loved Adamakis since the first day they met several years ago.

“She was engaging and energizing with such enthusiasm and determination. The power of nature. Always made me feel special,” Kinnear wrote on social media.

Fellow Susan Louis described Adamakis as “the complete package.”

“…Thunder and lightning and rainbows and sunlight. When I started working in real estate, Lillian gave me many opportunities to learn from. I was grateful to stand near the sun and absorb her knowledge.”

Penelope Long, president of The Hunger Project Canada, served on the charitable organization’s board of directors with Adamakis for eight years and considered her a dear friend. Adamakis has actually donated and volunteered with the charity for more than three decades.

“(Lilian) had a big, affectionate heart. To me, she was an amazing strength. She loved life,” Long wrote on Facebook.

“I loved her family, both biological and those I adopted (and those who adopted), dear friends, and the friendships I’ve made with long-time clients. I love you, Lilian Adamakis. Thank you for being in my life, and for sharing a common vision of a world that works for everyone.”

Well-known Toronto realtor Lillian Adamakis was killed in a car accident on Friday, October 28, outside Toronto Western Hospital. (Facebook photo)

Adamakis, who is survived by her sister Tassi (Norm), her three nieces Kourtney, Stacey, and Adrian, many of her cousins, and many dear friends, was someone who gave back to her community. Over the years, it has supported local Kids’ Breakfast Clubs, the Riverdale Share Concert, and the Red Door Family Shelter among other causes.

Her family is asking anyone who wants to honor her memory to donate to The Hunger Project Canada.

In recent years, Adamakis has devoted much of her time to traveling. I particularly enjoyed summer cottage trips to Muskoka and often visited Greece and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

A celebration of life for Adamakis is currently in the works. Details about when and where this gathering will take place are not yet available.

Meanwhile, Toronto police continue to investigate the accident that killed her.

Police said a woman drove into the parking area entrance at West Toronto Hospital around 6:30 a.m. last Friday and somehow lost control of her car when she opened her door to get to the gate. The driver of the car was fatally injured and was pronounced dead at the scene.

At the time of the accident, Adamakis was on her way to visit her ex-husband and close friend, Steen, who had been ill for some time and was receiving treatment at West End Hospital.

Anyone with security or police camera footage from the area or incident is asked to call Traffic Services at 416-808-1900, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.222tips.com.

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