Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp

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A day of love ended in shocking tragedy for Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar Pistorius ' girlfriend was killed early Thursday, Valentine's Day, after the double-amputee sprinter reportedly mistook her for an intruder at his home in South Africa and allegedly shot her to death.

But just a day before, the 30-year-old South African model had taken to Twitter to sound off about Valentine's Day.

"What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited," the blond beauty tweeted on Wednesday.

A law-school graduate, Steenkamp had been an FHM cover girl and had also modeled for Avon cosmetics in South Africa. The two had supposedly been dating for a few months.

Her modeling agent, Sarit Tomlinson, reportedly told Sky News: "She was the sweetest human being and an absolute angel on earth. She was the kindest, most unbelievable girl."

Local police were called to Pistorius' home in Pretoria early Thursday morning after receiving a report of gunshots. Paramedics purportedly discovered that Steenkamp had been shot several times, and she was subsequently pronounced dead.

Pistorius is due in court later today.

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