Popular TikToker Cooper Noriega unexpectedly passed away on June 9, 2022, at just 19 years old.
As TikTokers grow on the platform, they create a sense of community with their fans.
Cooper Noreiga has amassed over 1.7 million followers on the short-form video app and, thanks to his fans, received hundreds of thousands of views at the same time.
On June 10, 2022, it was revealed that Noreiga had passed away at just 19 years old. A GoFundMe has been created to help the family with their loss.
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Cooper Noriega dies aged 19
According to the official LA County medical report, Noriega was found dead in a parking lot inside the county. At the time of writing, the details outside of that report are unknown.
Thanks to a message on the GoFundMe, we know that Cooper created a Discord server to help others with mental health issues, and had goals to create his own mental health clothing line. He also wanted to open a mental health rehab center to help others.
Cooper’s family speaks out
Following the news, Cooper’s sister Parker sent a message to friends and fans in a post uploaded to his Instagram account.
“Hi everyone,” she wrote. “On behalf of our family we want to thank you all for the kind words of our little coop. His passing is an absolute tragedy to our family and loved ones. We pray that we all as a community can continue on his legacy. He loved each and every one of you. Please feel free to reach out to us as we love feeling all the support. Bless you all… with love, his sister.”
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TikTokers pay tribute to Cooper Noriega
High-profile TikTokers have been sharing their messages regarding Cooper’s sudden passing to social media.
Griffin Johnson paid tribute to the late star with a happy photo of himself and Noriega.
Bryce Hall urged his followers to send support to Cooper’s family and those around them who have suffered from loss.
It’s hard to see people focusing on how social media people publicly respond to the loss. Instead, put your attention on his family and send your condolences to those who just lost their son / brother / friend at such a young age. Respect that everyone copes differently.
— Bryce Hall (@BryceHall) June 10, 2022
Addison Rae shared a photo of herself and Cooper to her Instagram stories, calling him “one of the most kind and caring people with a contagious smile and laugh.”
The BFFs Podcast also posted about the death on Twitter: “Devastating news. RIP Cooper Noriega. Life is fragile. Enjoy every minute.”
It’s clear that his family, friends, and fans are devastated by the loss of Cooper — and we send our thoughts to those affected.
If you or somebody you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can reach out to the Samaritans (116 123) in the United Kingdom, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) in the USA. For a list of worldwide hotlines, click here.