Viral meme creator Brandon Moore dies at the age of 31
Brandon Moore's wife Noonie revealed his heart had stopped beating when he was asleep in their Northern California home
Brandon Moore, the man who engraved his name onto the Internet with just three words "What Are Those?" died Sunday at the age of 31. According to TMZ, Moore's wife Noonie revealed his heart had stopped beating when he was asleep in their Northern California home. With no previously known health conditions, the cause of Moore's death is still unknown.
Following this, his mother Valerie Cooper confirmed the news of his death via a Facebook post. Though TMZ's sources revealed the autopsy reports stated there are no signs of foul play or an obvious cause of death, Moore's mother told People an autopsy has not yet been done. “Busco lived, and the world knows he lived,” Cooper said. “He left something for everybody. His Instagram, pictures, and stories and skits and raps, all of that is there forever. He left something for all of us, and I’m proud.”
Moore, who is a father of 9 kids, was a comedian and a social media personality also known as Young Busco. He was the creator of 2015's popular meme "What are those?" that is still used as a savage burn. His three words, "What are Those" are commonly used to date to insult a person's choice in footwear. He became famous after he used his three words to mock a police officer on his choice of boots.
He uploaded that video on social media and it became a popular meme. His catchphrase also appeared in 'Black Panther', the biggest box office hit of 2018. The question was asked to Michael Jordan in the middle of a Q and A session at a basketball camp in the movie.
On hearing the news of his death, Moore's fans have took to social media to offer their condolences.
R.I.P. to a legend I will truly never forget the time I got what are those’d... I’m still hurt 😪 https://t.co/DA3vV7kZK2— psipsina (@hypogirl5000) November 27, 2018
Rip to busco he really had the whole world saying— Goodmorning GetMoney 2 out now! (@DDollarsignx) November 26, 2018
“what are those!?”
Busco is a legend I don’t wanna see any slander every tv show/movie that used “what are those” needs to cut the family a check— Manny Tackitout (@BIGLEE1800) November 27, 2018