Popular TikTok creator Cooper Noriega passed away on Thursday. He was 19 years old.
According to the Los Angeles Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office
Noriega was pronounced dead at the scene in Burbank, California. The cause of death has not been determined and the medical examiner is requesting further investigation into the death, including additional studies.
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Noriega’s family issued a statement on their Instagram saying
Greetings to everyone. On behalf of our family, we would like to thank all of you for the kind words of our little cop. His passing is a loss to our family and loved ones.” Absolute tragedy. We pray that we can all continue his legacy as a community. He loved each and every one of you. Please feel free to contact us Because we all like to feel supported. Blessings to you all… lovingly her sister.
JXDN and Nessa Barrett
Noriega had over 1 million followers on TikTok, where he made comedic videos about skateboarding and fashion. He frequently collaborated with renowned TikTok stars and musicians JXDN and Nessa Barrett and made an appearance on Barstool’s BFF podcast with Dave Portnoy, Josh Richards, and Brie Chicken fry.
“RIP Cooper Noriega,” he wrote.
The online star had earlier told his fans about his struggle with mental illness and substance abuse. A GoFundMe raising money for funeral costs also noted how important mental health was to Noriega.
On Sunday, he shared a post announcing a Discord server
where he and his followers can be a “safe place where people can help others in their difficult times.” He wrote, “I’ve struggled with addiction since the age of 9, you might think it’s crazy But that’s the life I’ve dealt with.” “I want to use the impact given to spread awareness and create space to talk about mental illness.”
In a video posted on the Tiktok account
One of the things I learned while battling addiction was that surrounding myself with negative people will only bring you down,” he said, sharing that he wants to one day open a rehab, where patients “won’t hurt”. Time center. “If you really want to get your feelings out, or whatever, join in,” he said in a video posted on his TikTok account. I built [the server] because how much I love you guys and how much.” I struggled with this myself. I want you guys not to be alone and feel safe.