How did YouTuber ‘Laoshu’ die? Moses McCormick’s family raises over $34K on GoFundMe for homegoing service

The family said they are asking for any amount of donations to transport him back home to Akron, Ohio from Phoenix, Arizona, so they can have a proper homegoing service for him


                            How did YouTuber ‘Laoshu’ die? Moses McCormick’s family raises over $34K on GoFundMe for homegoing service
Moses McCormick garnered more than 1 million subscribers on his channel (@laoshu505000/Instagram)

The sudden death of Moses McCormick has saddened many. YouTuber ‘Laoshu’, who was known among his fanbase for speaking over 20 languages, passed away on Thursday, March 4. The news regarding his death was announced by his family. With the handle ‘Laoshu’, which translates to “mouse” in Chinese, he had garnered more than 1 million subscribers on his channel. 

His family said in a statement, “Moses Monweal McCormick was a beautiful brother, son, father and friend. He touched the lives of so many all over the world. His dedication and passion for not only learning but, teaching a plethora of Languages.”

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Laoshu started his YouTube channel with an aim to make language learning easy for his viewers. His bio on the channel reads, “When I first began language learning 20 years ago, I noticed that most language books and classes did not teach students how to prepare for real world conversations. In an attempt to solve this issue, I developed my own method, The FLR Method. The videos on my channel show the progress that I have made with different languages of the years by using FLR. I hope you are inspired by my content, and that you decide to learn a new language as well!”

He enjoyed over 30,000 followers on Instagram and his bio reads “The Language Oracle”. It also says, “Shattering stereotypes & breaking down cultural barriers on YouTube daily! Learn a language with my method using the link below!.”



 

How did Laoshu die?

Laoshu’s family has revealed in the description for a fundraiser that the YouTuber succumbed to heart complications. “In a unforseen and unexpected turn of events Moses passed due to heart complications. The family is asking for any amount of donations to transport him back home to Akron, Ohio from Phoenix, Arizona so we can have a proper homegoing service for him. Thank you all for the love and support.”

Over 1,400 donors have helped the family raise around $34,014 on GoFundMe and counting. The fundraiser was organized by his family member Susan Nushawn McCormick. 

Fans are ‘gobsmacked’ by his death 

Laoshu’s death took his fans by shock. They rushed to Twitter to confirm the news and share their condolences. One mourned, "DAMN MAN RIP LAOSHU HIS VIDEOS APPROACHING PEOPLE SPEAKING THEIR NATIVE LANGUAGE WERE SO INSPIRING, INTERESTING AND HEARTWARMING, HE REALLY TAUGHT ME A LOT WTF." Another wrote, "I just woke up hearing the news of LaoShu's passing. Thanks to his videos I've got inspired by practicing different languages and he'll be dearly missed. Rest in peace LaoShu50500." One of his fans tweeted, "I am absolutely gobsmacked that Laoshu has passed away what an incredible guy. Rest in peace." One tweeted, "Still can’t believe he died, I want to learn more languages because of this guy, it’s unreal. RIP #Laoshu."



 



 



 



 

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