TikTok star Cooper Noriega reportedly died at age 19 shortly after he announced that he could probably die young.
A distress call was placed to the police on Thursday by someone who found the young celeb lying down almost lifeless in the parking lot in Los Angeles, according to a report by TMZ
Noriega had previously posted, ‘Who else b thinking they gon die young af’ a few days ago and the incident has left fans distraught and shocked at the same time.
His death is currently under investigation, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office.
Noriega was very popular on Tiktok and had amassed 1.77 million followers on the social media platform, where he mainly vlogs about skateboarding, fashion, and comedy. He also has 427,000 followers on Instagram
Not long ago, he revealed that he has joined a Discord group strictly to discuss mental health.
In his bio, Noriega wrote, ‘I’ve been struggling with addiction since I was 9 years old, you may think that’s crazy but that’s the life I’ve been dealt.
‘I would like to use the influence I’ve been given to create a space built on spreading awareness and normalizing talking about mental illness.’
In addition, he expressed gratitude that he has been able to put up his own rehab facility for those who struggled like him.
‘One of the many things I’ve learned while struggling with addiction was that surrounding yourself with negative people will only bring you down,’ Noriega wrote. ‘For that reason, Discord is meant to bring us all together and create a safe space where people can vent and help others through their tough times.’