TIKTOK star Cooper Noriega was “found unconscious” after sharing a haunting post about dying at a young age.
The video artist was identified in a mall parking lot outside of Los Angeles after a passerby called 911 on Thursday.
Sources told TMZ that although paramedics got to the scene quickly, they were unable to revive 19-year-old Cooper.
The young star was not in a vehicle when authorities found him and there were no signs of trauma to his body.
An insider has told the outlet an autopsy will be performed and there is no suspicion of foul play.
Just hours before his death, Cooper posted a video on TikTok of himself looking serious with the caption, “Who else thinks they’re leaving!€ young af.”
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The video artist has a whopping 1.77 million followers on the platform and also hosts a large following on Instagram.
Last week he had a guest appearance BFFs from bar stools: Podcast by Dave Portnoy, Josh Richards and Bri Chickenfry.
Cooper had previously spoken about mental health on his social media platforms and announced in a recent Instagram post that he had created a Discord group on the topic.
The TikTok star invited fans to join in and talk about their own struggles.
The young creator said he struggled with addiction for a decade since he was nine.
“I want to use the influence I’ve received to create a space built on spreading awareness and normalizing speaking about mental illness.”
The teenager also expressed his goal of opening a “rehab” with “trustworthy” staff to help others who have had similar problems.
On Instagram, Noriega wrote that the presence of negative people can hinder progress when battling addiction.
He hoped that creating Discord would give people a place to talk without feeling judged.
“Discord is meant to bring us all together and create a safe space for people to breathe and help others through their trying times.”
Following his guest appearance on June 1, the BFFs Podcast offered Cooper its condolences.
The socket was one of the first report his death.
Alongside a black and white photo of the TikTok star, the podcast wrote on Twitter: “Devastating news. RIP Cooper Noriega. life is fragile Enjoy every minute.”
Cooper’s cause of death is still under investigation by the LA County Medical Examiner.
On June 28, he would have turned 20 in just a few weeks.
On Jan. 10, 2021, the teen told fans he’d been “clean” for 90 days after a near-fatal overdose.
Cooper continued to write Twitter then: “90 days clean!! It’s been tough but so nice during this process, it’s also crazy that I was at such a low point 4 months ago, I fatally overdosed/attempted suicide on Fent when I stopped breathing and was taken to the ER, luckily someone found me before it was too late :)”
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