Nicole Thea: 8-month pregnant YouTuber dies of unknown reason, unborn child named Reign also passes away
Pregnant YouTube Nicole Thea died at the age of 24, along with her unborn child on Saturday, July 13. The sad news was confirmed by her family on her Instagram page.
Thea's family released the news of her in a heartbreaking statement where they mentioned that her unborn son, whom she and her boyfriend Global Boga were going to name Reign, also died. "To all Nicole’s friends and supporters it is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Nicole and her son she and Boga named Reign sadly passed away on Saturday morning," the statement said in part.
The statement also informed her fans of what would happen to the content that she had already shot before her tragic death. "Also Nicole pre-schedule a few YouTube videos and Boga has made the decision to allow them to be aired. As a family we ask that you give us privacy because our hearts are truly broken and we are struggling to cope with what has happened. Thank you her mum RIP My beautiful baby girl Nicnac and my grandson Reign, I will miss you for the rest of my life until we meet again in eternal heaven. Xxx" the statement added. No cause of death was revealed by the family.
Before her death, Thea had 81,000 followers on YouTube. After news of her death hit social media, her followers shot up to 91,000. Tributes for the YouTube star started pouring on social media and her name began trending on Twitter.
"You didn’t even need to know Nicole personally to see how excited her and Boga were to be parents. You could just tell they were soul mates. Such sad news man. RIP Nicole Thea and baby Reign" one user said, while another one said, "I’ve been thinking about Nicole Thea so much. She just looked so happy to start her new chapter with Boga. It’s so unfair she didn’t get to see it. It’s unfair Reign didn’t get to experience life as we know it. It’s so unfair Boga has had his family ripped away from him. Man"
A third wrote: "May God guide & help the family and friends of Nicole Thea especially Boga cause the way that man loved her was mad. This really puts into Perspective that we can’t take life for granted." A fourth commented: "Since yesterday my heart was heavy but after seeing that confirmation, i don’t know how to feel. This is a youtuber who I watched all the time, RIP Nicole Thea & her baby Reign"
On April 19 Thea announced her pregnancy on Instagram, where she showed off her baby bump and danced beside Boga. "GOD gave us the biggest blessing yet," she wrote in the post. "I’m finally creating a beautiful little human inside of me. Can’t believe this bubba will behalf of me and half of the loml. Honestly, @global_boga has been the best support EVER and GOD made no mistakes making him the father."
Thea had been documenting her pregnancy on her YouTube channel ever since she became an expecting mother. At the time of her death, she was into the eighth month of her pregnancy. Apart from her pregnancy, Thea loved to post videos about beauty and dancing. She also has over 100,000 followers on Instagram and created a jewelry and eyelash line called Thea Kollection.
As promised by her family, after her death, her boyfriend Boga posted a video on Sunday of her trying a milk bath for the first time, which has already generated over 465,000 views in just a day. It is expected that the rest of the videos will be uploaded on her channel shortly.