TikTok star and social media influencer, Siya Kakkar, has died of an apparent suicide. She was 16 years old.
The popular Indian TikTok star’s manager confirmed the news via Instagram today, sharing a photo of the content creator along with a message saying, “No more words ?? You will always be the best artist ?, adding, “Rest In Peace.”
While details surrounding Kakkar’s death remain a mystery, ‘India Today’ is reporting the teenager died Thursday of a suspected suicide.
Kakkar rose to prominence on TikTok amassing over 1 Million followers who consume her playful music dance videos.
According to reports, Bollywood star and content creator Viral Bhayani, shared a heartfelt post in her memory, encouraging his followers to seek help for mental health in these challenging times.
“Before publishing this I spoke to her Talent management agency head Arjun Sarin who just spoke to her last night for a song collaboration and he says she was in a good mood and perfectly alright,” Bhayani wrote.
They continued, “Even he has no clue what went wrong that she had to go this way. You go through her videos and you can [see] she was so good in her content, it’s really sad that she chose this path. If you are feeling depressed please don’t do this ?.”
In the wake of the announcement of Kakkar’s death, fans flooded her Instagram page,sharing their condolences.
“From a mom who has lost a daughter ..???♥️? prayers to your parents. There is no name for these parents who have lost children… just pray for the surviving family and friends???????????” one fan posted.
Another added, “We never know what is going on in anyone’s mind or life, we should always pay attention [to] our loved ones. Sometimes they need our help.”
Many simply posted, “RIP, Siya.”