The famous young YouTube star and rapper, Lil Tay has died at the age of 14.
“It is with a heavy heart that we share the devastating news of our beloved Claire’s sudden and tragic passing,” reads a statement shared to Tay’s Instagram account on Wednesday. “We have no words to express the unbearable loss and indescribable pain. This outcome was entirely unexpected, and has left us all in shock. Her brother’s passing adds an even more unimaginable depth to our grief.”
The statement continued from there, with the spokesperson asking for “privacy” during this time of grief. Both Claire and her brother’s deaths “are still under investigation,” per the post.
Lil Tay was said to be nine years old when she first went viral back in 2017. That year, she also drew attention due to a well-publicized back-and-forth with YouTube personality RiceGum. Later, Tay’s online saga grew to also include Bhad Bhabie and Woah Vicky.
Shocking: Viral Star & Rapper, Lil Tay Died at Age 14