How did Cooper Noriega die? TikToker, 19, found dead in parking lot hours after haunting 'dying young' post
Cooper Noriega, a 19-year-old TikTok star was found dead in a parking lot on Thursday, June 8, This happened hours after he uploaded a chilling video on his account about 'dying af.' The TikTok star enjoyed a family of 1.7 million followers and only had a long way ahead of him to cover. Merely hours before his sudden and mysterious death, he posted a video on his TikTok account asking his followers, "Who else b thinking they gon die young af."
According to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner's website, Cooper died outside an LA-area mall. As of now, the cause of death is unknown and the case status is titled, 'deferred pending additional investigation.' MEAWW will keep you updated as and when there's any development. The news was first brought to light by Barstool Sports' BFF Podcast, which posted a black-and-white picture of Cooper who recently made an appearance on their podcast on June 1. It was in this podcast that he accepted his mental health issues and how he was conscious when he first started TikTok. The TikToker also went on to accept that he turned to drugs when he was merely 10. The Twitter post simply read, 'Devastating news. RIP Cooper Noriega. Life is fragile. Enjoy every minute.'
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Cooper Noriega was open about his mental health struggles
Four days before his death, Cooper announced that he will be making a Discord server that will be dedicated to mental health. He said in a video, "If you're really into getting your emotions out, or whatever, come join. I created [the server] because of how much I love you guys and how much I struggle with it myself." In a separate Instagram post where people are now mourning his death he wrote, "I would like to use the influence I've been given to create a space built on spreading awareness and normalizing talking about mental illness. One of the many things I've learned while struggling with addiction was that surrounding yourself with negative people will only bring you down."
Devastating news. RIP Cooper Noriega. Life is fragile. Enjoy every minute. pic.twitter.com/B1yGXi4SCH— BFFs (@BFFsPod) June 10, 2022
Cooper Noriega parents
Cooper is survived by his parents, mom Treva Noriega, father Harold Noriega, and sister Parker Noriega. His mother owns a brand named TrevasBeachWear, where she sells beachwear online. On the other hand, his father is a real estate agent in the Laguna Beach Area. His sister is a personal stylist and a shopper and was fairly close to Cooper. As of now, none of the family members have commented on the incident, but MEAWW will keep you updated.
To help the family with the funeral services, a GoFundMe page is now active which reveals that his Discord network had more than 10,000 connections almost immediately after making it. At the time of writing this article, the page has managed to generate $1204 in funds toward its $20,000 goal. "Cooper had many many goals for himself, modeling, becoming a real estate agent, and, having his own mental health rehab/clothing line. His end goal was to start/have his own mental health clothing line, open a rehab center, to spread awareness and help to all ages all around the world," read the fund raiser's description.
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