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How did Francesco LoPresti die? TikToker, 24, told fans in final post 'we ain’t finished yet'

LoPresti was diagnosed with stage 3B testicular cancer at the age of 17. It later metastasized into multiple tumors
Francesco LoPresti was diagnosed with stage 3B testicular cancer at the age of 17 (cescolopresti/Instagram)
Francesco LoPresti was diagnosed with stage 3B testicular cancer at the age of 17 (cescolopresti/Instagram)

TikTok star Francesco LoPresti died aged 24 after battling testicular cancer for seven years. The popular TikToker, who died on Monday, March 21, had garnered more that 7,00,000 followers over the years. LoPresti’s longtime girlfriend, fellow TikToker Kaitlin Reagan, announced his death on social media.

“It was really hard to make this video,” Reagan wrote to her 3 million followers on TikTok. “That’s why it’s been a while since … It’s been a week since he hasn’t been here. But you guys deserve to know he loved you guys so much, and he loved everything that you guys did for him and just watching our videos and standing with us. And I thank you for that.” "I love you unconditionally and I feel so broken … You and I against the world forever. Thank u for a true love story," she added. 


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Who was Francesco LoPresti?

LoPresti and Reagan's website says that LoPresti was diagnosed with stage 3B testicular cancer at the age of 17. It later metastasized into multiple tumors surrounding his lymph nodes, neck, liver, spinal cord and right hip. He had to undergo a number of surgeries and radiation treatments. The pair rose to fame after they started posting couple prank clips. He and Reagan named their website Kaitxcesco. 

"Our story starts when we were 12 years old, I was a little ballerina, and he was a breakdancer. He didn’t notice me much, but I noticed everything about him. I would come home from dance, and write about him in my journal. Every time I passed him in the dance studio, I couldn’t help but smile," Reagan wrote on the website. "Months later he was taken out of dance because his grades weren’t good in school. 12 year old me was devastated. Although he didn’t notice me, nor know how much I liked him, seeing him pass me once a week in that studio was more than enough for me. I assumed I’d never see him again. I wrote in my journal how sad I was, and the little love fantasy I had slowly came to an end."

"Years later at age 15, I had a bestfriend who ironically went to the same high school as him. I was told “there’s this hot kid named Francesco who goes to my school”. My immediate thought, “Why does that name sound so familiar” … You could imagine it was history from there," Reagan added.


"Francesco and I were making content not too long ago, and I made a video saying how I am going to be wearing beanies with him so he does not feel as alone. Our supporters brought to our attention that they wanted us to drop some beanie merch, this way we can all stand together. That is what these beanies represent, unity and strength. They stand for hope. They were created to motivate not only our followers, but everyone around the world, to keep going. Cancer or not, we all have a cross to carry. We want to remind people that they are not alone. Francesco is one of the strongest people I know. I am so proud to be his girlfriend, and stand next to him as he fights through this. He deserves support, and that is what these beanies are about as well. I thank you again for standing with us, the support is not only so helpful, but truly inspiring to keep going," she wrote.


In his final Instagram post, LoPresti can be seen wearing a cap to cover up his head after losing his hair due to chemotherapy treatments. "You guys showed mad love with the beanies, can’t wait for you all to get it in the mail let’s keep trending it, we ain’t finished yet," he captioned the post.