According to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, the 19-year-old social media died from a lethal combination of the three drugs. Investigators ruled the death as an “accident” and say he died from the “combined effects of alprazolam, fentanyl, and lorazepam.”
Two of the substances are described as prescription medications that are used to treat “anxiety disorders and panic disorders.” Both are classified as drugs called benzodiazepines and it works “by lessening abnormal excitement in the brain.”
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Unfortunately, the Coroner’s office says another significant condition was partly responsible for his death — which is described as “recent clonazepam use.”
Clonazepam is is a medicine used to treat panic disorders and certain types of seizures. It’s sold under the brand name Klonopin.
Obviously, the young ‘TikTok’ star was struggling with substance abuse in the days leading up to his untimely death.
As we reported, the social media phenom died on June 12, 2022, after a passerby noticed him unconscious in a mall parking lot outside of Los Angeles. At the time, paramedics were called to the scene, and they were unable to revive him. Shockingly, just hours before he died, Cooper shared a picture of himself in bed with the caption, “who else b thinking they gon d!€ young af.”
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Noriega has a huge following on social media including 1.77 million on TikTok and millions more on Instagram.
Cooper’s family issued a statement following the tragic death, saying, “Hi everyone. on behalf of our family, we want to thank you all for the kind words about 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.”
Many followers pointed out that Cooper shared a post on Sunday before his passing, where they could be in a “safe space where people can vent and help others through their tough times.”
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He 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.”
Adding, “One of the many things I’ve learned while struggling with addiction was that surrounding yourself with negative people will only bring you down,” describing how he wanted to open a rehab facility for patients who “aren’t traumatized” after their time in the facility.