TikTok is all about energy, entertainment, and fame. For many, what began as a hobby has evolved into a full-fledged profession. TikTok celebrities such as the D’Amelio girls, Addison Rae, and Bella Poarch have used the app to their advantage and achieved massive success as a result.
Unfortunately, many TikTok stars died this year, as the app saw the untimely departure of some of its famous content creators—some of whom succumbed to the pressures of social media or were tragically in the wrong place at the wrong time. I compiled a list of TikTok celebrities who died in the year 2022.
1. Piko Preston
Piko Preston, aka Pikotrain5, a popular TikToker, died earlier this month. On TikTok, the 43-year-old TikTok star was known for making comedic and “reactionary videos.” On the video-sharing platform, he had over 1 million followers and 13 million likes. Unfortunately, his sister Lara announced his untimely death on Facebook earlier this month.
She described Piko as an energetic, wonderful, wild, generous, and funny man in her post. Piko Preston was a significant part of her life, and she stated that she cannot imagine her life without him. That is precisely how his fans feel about it. His cause of death has yet to be revealed.
2. Cooper Noriega
Cooper Noriega, a 19-year-old model and TikToker, died on June 9, 2022, and had approximately 1.7 million followers on the video-sharing platform. The young TikToker was discovered dead in a mall parking lot. The cause of his death is unknown because the case is still being investigated.
Cooper Noriega’s suspicious death has surprised his fans. The 19-year-old YouTube sensation was well-known for his lip-syncing and dance videos. He was also well-known for his work with other TikTokers. Cooper was well-known for openly discussing his addiction and mental health struggles on social media.
3. Elvira Demidova
Elvira Demidova was a crane operator from Siberia and a rising TikTok star. She had amassed over 41,000 TikTok followers thanks to her candid stories about her daily life as a crane operator. The woman, known for her strong personality, died unexpectedly in July after a gruesome workplace accident.
If you didn’t know, she was using a crane to load concrete in Tymen, a major oil hub in Siberia, on a typical day at work. She had no idea how bad things were going to get when a gust of wind blew the structure over. This caused the cabin to fall 40 feet to the ground. Elvira was directly beneath and died as a result of the impact.
The mother of two was well-liked in her community and had a sizable following on TikTok. Not to mention, a crowdfunding campaign was launched in her honour and to help care for her children, who are currently living with Elvira’s mother.
4. Jaron Baker
Jaron Baker, another well-known TikTok star and model, died on July 9 in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles while riding his Suzuki DRZ400. At the time of his death, he was 25 years old. When the accident occurred, Barker was returning home from Levi’s campaign. The Los Angeles Police Department investigated the case and determined that Jaron died as a result of an accident.
5. Candice Murley
Candice Murley was a well-known TikToker with over 44,000 TikTok followers. On the video-sharing platform, she went by the handles @candimurley and @candicemurley. She, too, died unexpectedly in January 2022. She was only 36 years old when she died.
Marsha McEvoy, her sister, set up a GoFundMe campaign after her death to cover her funeral expenses. She was famous for her singing and dancing videos, which her fans watched thousands of times.
She posted a final video before her death in which she was seen smoking a cigarette in response to a TikTok prompt asking her age on her next birthday. Her cause of death is unknown, but she died under mysterious circumstances. Soon after her death, fans and family members expressed their condolences.
6. Steven Hull Raley
Because of his numerous TikTok videos, famous TikTok star Steven Hull Raley was also known as the “Pissed Off Trucker.” At the age of 52, he tragically died in a car accident in Kansas on July 12. Steven was driving a 2019 Volvo semi-truck on Interstate 70 at the time of his accident.
According to the police, his semi-truck lost control and crashed through the fence. It went for another quarter-mile before crashing into the fence, then straight into a ditch. He was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
His most recent video was all about wanting to return home. A video of him saying “All I care about is getting home… that’s what I care about more than anything else” was posted a few hours before his death. “I appreciate everyone on TikTok. I believe you are a good person. But I don’t mind if I’m not on your ‘For You page. “Please get me home.”
7. Pot Roast The Cat
Pot Roast was an exception to the rule that humans continue to rule TikTok. The first cat, dubbed “Pot Roat The Cat” by her fans, was so well-known that it even had its own merchandise. Pot Roast died on February 16, 2022, in the arms of its owner, who revealed that she had a severe case of FIV, which attacks the immune system directly.
Pot Roast rose to prominence after her owner created a profile for the cat on social media platforms. Pot Roast’s videos were unlike any other cat videos and compelled viewers to stick with them. It had over 392,000 TikTok followers and received over 14 million likes. The pot roast was the original.
8. Sania Khan
Sania Khan, a well-known Chicago-based photographer who gained fame for posting her work on TikTok, was murdered by her ex-husband. The 29-year-old photographer is originally from Tennessee’s mountain town of Chattanooga, but she relocated to Chicago, Illinois last year. She previously worked as a flight attendant.
Sania’s TikTok was gradually gaining popularity due to her talent. Her bio reads: “South Asian, going through a divorce/healing, photographer.” She had over 3000 followers. Despite the fact that her parents did not always support her, Sania was gradually pursuing her dreams.
She was well-known for her outgoing personality and TikTok travel videos. She even documented her divorce and photography journeys on the video-sharing platform. She had no idea her wings would be severed by her psychopath ex-husband, who would eventually kill himself after taking her life. If she were still alive, she would have been one of the best photographers in the world.
9. Neil Almeida
Neil Almeida, better known as DJ Tunzaphun on Tiktok, died unexpectedly on August 2, 2022, in Cape Coral, Florida, under mysterious circumstances. His cause of death has not yet been revealed. On TikTok, he had approximately 117.9K followers, and his amusing videos received millions of likes from his fans.
10. Rory Teasley
Rory Teasley, a TikTok star, died after his boyfriend, whom he had been dating for ten years, strangled him to death! They had a fight over a video game, which was lame. Rory Teasley was a man without detractors. He had over 200,000 TikTok followers because, well, he knew how to entertain.
At the time of his death, he was only 28 years old. Prior to his death, the content creator was well-known for posting amusing videos and lively dances. Just before his death, he posted a funny video with the caption “Getting Old A MF,” in which he can be seen jokingly holding his back while bubble wrap pops behind him. He meant, “How will approaching 30 be like?” He died before he could even touch the number.
11. Francesco LoPresti
Francesco LoPresti, a TikTok star, died in March 2022 at the age of 24. His fans adored the “beautiful” content creator for his divine appearance. He had approximately 700,000 followers, owing to his amazing videos with his hot girlfriend.
Francesco had been battling testicular cancer since he was 17 years old. On March 21, 2022, he succumbed to his cancer. His girlfriend, fellow TikTok star Kaitlin Reagan, broke the tragic news on social media. “It was really difficult to make this video,” she wrote in a note to her 3 million followers. That’s why it’s been a while… He hasn’t been here in over a week. But you deserve to know who he is.
12. Leonardo Gil
Rising TikTok star Leonardo Gil was also a healthcare worker. And well, his TikTok videos were all about what he loved doing the best. As an endoscopy technician at the Hialeah Hospital, he was known for posting work videos for his 200,000 followers on the video-sharing platform.
As for his death, he was just 34 at the time of his death. Police authorities revealed that Gil was hit by a dark-colours SUV or van while he was riding his motorcycle after finishing his shift at work. After his death, his fans set up a GoFundMe page for his funeral expenses and memorial cost. Gil had been associated with Hialeah Hospital for more than a decade since he immigrated from Cuba.
13. Brandon Brootal
Brandon Brootal, a TikTok and Instagram celebrity, passed away in January 2022. “To honour the request of Brandon’s fans, his family will continue to post unreleased photos here for you to remember him by,” his family wrote. Brandon Brootal, live long and prosper, and rest in peace, Brando.”
He was in his early twenties when he died. Brandon could be seen listening to music and writing poetry on a typical day. He has over 1.4 million followers on TikTok under the handle “Brandonbrootal7.” He was well-known for resurrecting the emo fashion of the 2000s and even dressing up as one. Some fans believe that
The TikTok star, who was in his early twenties, enjoyed poetry and music. On TikTok, he was known as ‘brandonbrootal7,’ and he had 1.4 million followers on the video-sharing platform. He was well-known for his work in the emo scenes of the 2000s. Brandon’s cause of death is unknown, but some fans speculated that he committed suicide.
These unexpected deaths have shocked the TikTok verse. Last year, we saw the untimely deaths of several famous TikTok stars, including John Kelly, Alexis Sharkey, and Rochelle Hager.
This year, more TikTok celebrities died under mysterious circumstances or as a result of the pressures of trying to fit in. Some, on the other hand, died naturally. TikTok would be empty without these talented individuals. Did I leave anyone out? Please feel free to share.