Florida Drama Teacher Dies On Carnival Pride Cruise

Cruise Ship Deaths: A Florida high school drama teacher, Scarlett LaVite, 51, was the second teacher to die on a cruise this year, and the first of three to die on a Halloween 2015 cruise.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, Scarlett LaVite, 51, from Florida who was a Gulf Coast High, Naples, Florida drama teacher on a Caribbean Cruise, passed away suddenly. LaVite was a passenger aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Pride at Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos Islands when she suddenly died at the first port-of-call while snorkeling.

LaVite spearheaded the theater and television production programs at Gulf Coast High, where she had been employed since 2004. Previously, she also served as a cheer-leading coach.

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