TikTok is a popular social media platform through which TikTokers can create, watch, and share short videos up to 10-15 seconds. When we talk about TikTok stars, they are young people full of energy. Many of them have risen to fame by entertaining people with the help of this platform. As a reward, TikTokers grow their fan list and earn people’s love.
Unfortunately, many TikTok stars have died in the past few years. Many departed while shooting their videos, a few had to embrace fatal accidents, and others committed suicide.
Let’s look at the story of TikTok stars that passed away in recent years.
Matima Abasi Miller Jr.
Matima Miller, known as “Swavy,” was a 19-year-old TikTok star. Swavy had 3.8 million followers and around 137.6 million likes on TikTok. He was known by his username “@babyface.s.”Swavy got popular for his dancing videos and performing skits. In July 2021, Sway died at the age of 19 in a fatal shooting incident. He got shot blatantly in Wilmington, Delaware. Many fans expressed their sorrow at Swavy’s death and paid him tributes on his social media videos. TikTok and YouTube star Damaury Mikula Kid Mauri mourned over his friend’s death and promised him that he would carry on his legacy. He also stated that his name would never be forgotten.
Dazharia Shaffer, known as “Dee,” was an 18-year-old teenager from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was a rising star and had 1.7 million followers on TikTok. Dazharia Shaffer went by the username “dazhariaa.” She was famous for her creative content. On Tuesday, 9 February 2021, Shaffer committed suicide at the age of 18. Her last TikTok upload was a day before she passed away. On Monday, she posted a dance video. The GoFundMe fundraiser page raised $6,935 for the memorial of Dazharia Shaffer. Her father ‘Raheem Alla’ shared Shaffer’s mental health issues on a GoFundMe page.
Cooper Noriega was a 19-year-old TikToker and model. He had 3.2 million followers and 125 million likes on his TikTok account. He was best known for his dance and lip-syncing videos. He also collaborated with other TikTok stars. On 9 June 2022, Cooper was found dead in a mall parking lot. The cause of his death was an accidental drug overdose. The news of his death was a huge shock to his fans. Cooper had been open about his battle with mental health and addiction on social media.
Siya Kakkar was a 16-year-old rising TikTok star. She had 2.3 million followers and 42 million likes on her TikTok account. She was a famous dancer on TikTok. On 25 June 2020, Siya took her own life around 9 pm at her residence in New Delhi. Sia’s manager ‘Arjun Sarin’ had shared about Sia’s good mood the night before her death. He further stated that she agreed to a song collaboration as well.
Piko Preston, also known as ‘Jon Preston’ was a 43-year-old TikTok star. He had 1 million followers and around 13.3 million likes on his TikTok account. He was known by his username “@pikotrain.” Piko was popular for his funny and reaction videos on TikTok. He died at the age of 43. On 14 August 2022, Piko’s sister ‘Lara Preston Neves’ paid him tribute by sharing his demise news on Facebook. She stated that her brother was an energetic, wonderful, wild, generous, and funny man, and she could not imagine her world without him.
Megha Thakur was a 21-year-old body-positivity influencer on TikTok. She had 942,000 followers on her account. Megha was widely known for encouraging people to “be confident” in her videos. On 24 November 2022, Megha passed away on the day of Thanksgiving. On 29 November 2022, her parents shared news of her unexpected demise on Megha’s Instagram account. Many lifestyle influencers and TikTokers, including TikTok makeup artist Stephanie Valentine, posted videos expressing their grievances about losing one of the best creators.
Francesco LoPrastie was a 24-year-old rising talent on TikTok. He had 736.5 K followers and 17.8 million likes on TikTok. He was known by his username “@cescolopresti.” Francesco was famous for his godly looks and amazing videos with his girlfriend. He has been battling testicular cancer since the age of 17. After years of struggling, Francesco lost the battle with cancer and died at the age of 24 on 21 March 2022. His girlfriend and fellow TikTok star ‘Kaitlin Reagen’ confirmed this tragic news via tearful tribute on 30 march 2022. He was a beautiful content creator loved by his fans.
Taylor Brice LeJeune
Taylor, popularly known as ‘Waffler69’, was a 33-year-old food influencer on TikTok. He had 1.9 million followers and 33.9 million likes on his TikTok account. He was famous for eating bizarre food items and sharing videos on his social media account. On 11 January 2023, Taylor died of a suspected heart attack around 10 pm. His brother ‘Clayton’ stated that heart attack runs in their family. His followers love his videos for eating strange food, including canned cheeseburgers and expired food.
Noah Brady, known as “Pworddestroyer69,” was a 21-year-old TikTok star. He had 400.2K followers and 9.9 million likes on the TikTok platform. He went by the username “@Pworddestroyer69.” Pword was known for sharing videos of himself tattooing every day for a year. He tattooed many mundane items at his fans’ request, including juice boxes, orange soda, and record players. On 7 January 2023, he committed suicide at the young age of 21. His mother ‘Rena Brady’ shared about his demise news after his suicide.
Candice Murley was a 36-year-old famed Canadian TikToker. She had 35.9K followers, and 368.6 K likes on her TikTok account. She was known by her username “@candimurley” and “@candicemurley.” She was well known for sharing her dancing, cooking, and scatter singing videos on social media platforms. On 2 January 2022, Candice died at the age of 36. She uploaded her last video, where she was smoking a cigarette. Her sister Marsha McEvoy raised a funding campaign on GoFundMe for Candice’s funeral formalities.
In this article, we have highlighted the famous Tiktokers that died recently including Matima Miller, Dazharia Shaffe, Cooper Noriega, Siya Kakkar, Piko Preston, Megha Thakur, Francesco LoPrestie, Taylor Brice LeJeune, Candice Murley. Some died of fatal accidents, a few were at the wrong place at the wrong time, and others took their own lives. All these TikTok stars were dearly loved by their fans for their rising talent and amazing content.