TikTok star Dazharia Quint Noyes has died after posting a final video to her social media channels saying ‘this is my last post’.
The 18-year-old from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was known as ‘Dee’ on the video sharing platform and had gained over 1.4 million followers.
Her parents confirmed the young star took her own life on Monday (8 February) and Dazharia’s dad, Raheem Alla, shared a montage of pictures on TikTok thanking everyone for their ‘love and support’.
He also added: “Unfortunately, she is no longer with us and has gone to a better place.”
A GoFundMe page has been set up which has already raised over $4,000 (£2,800). On there, her dad wrote: “On February 8th my daughter Dazharia has left us early and have been call up to fly with the angels. She was my little best friend and I wasn’t prepared in no way, to bury my child.
“She was so happy, and would be so excited to see me when I come home from being on the road. I only wish she would have spoken to me about her stress and the thoughts of suicide. We could work thru this.
“I only want to hold you again my little jelly bean. Now I come home and your no longer gonna be there waiting for me. I have to let you fly with the angels. Daddy love you.”
Dazharia’s mum, Jennifer Shaffer, also confirmed the news in an emotional Facebook post where she wrote: “I’m so heartbroken. I really can’t believe you’re going.
“I wish I was waiting on you to say it was a prank but it’s not. I wishing could have died instead of u …rip my angel. Everyone talks about our bad times but never talk about the good times #babygirldee”
The day before police responded to Dazharia’s death, she posted a series of videos on to Instagram which were titled ‘last post’. In one of them there’s a caption that reads: “I know I’m annoying y’all, this is my last post.”
Tributes have flooded in from people all around the world. One fan wrote on Twitter: “Reading about & watching all of Dazharia’s videos broke my heart, she was going through so much & I could only imagine her pain R.I.P to her.”
Another paid tribute on TikTok, commenting: “I wish I would’ve checked up on you more, I tried my best to make sure you were good and every time you would say you were fine!
“You are no longer enduring the pain or suffering. I’m so sorry beautiful! May you rest in paradise Dazharia and know you will be missed!”