Cooper Noriega, a 19-year-old “struggling” TikTok star, had his cause of death announced.
Cooper Noriega, a popular TikTok user, was discovered dead in a Los Angeles parking lot on June 9, 2022, sparking months of rumors about his cause of death.
The 19-year-old died from “combined effects of alprazolam, fentanyl, and lorazepam,” according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner, in what investigators are classifying as an unintentional drug overdose. A probe turned up proof of “recent clonazepam use.”
Struggling TikTok star Cooper Noriega 19
Who else b thinking they gon d!€ young af, Noriega captioned a video of himself lying in bed he had posted just hours before his passing. Due to his lengthy battle with substance abuse, the young celebrity also announced to his Instagram followers on June 4 that he was launching a Discord page “for mental health.” How TikTok has become a risky haven for mental illness
In the tearful post, he said, “You may think that’s strange, but that’s the life I’ve been dealt. I’ve been fighting with addiction since I was 9 years old.” “I would like to build a forum centered on increasing awareness and normalizing talking about mental illness,” the author says.
The internet sensation had more than 427,000 Instagram followers, 1.7 million TikTok followers, and 95.7 million likes at the time of his death. He gained the most popularity by sharing lip-sync videos and brief sketches.
On social media, Noriega’s friends and family lamented their son’s premature loss. His father, Harold Noriega, wrote: “Today has been an extraordinarily tough moment for my family and myself.” Cooper, a gorgeous 19-year-old, passed away yesterday night. He was adored by a great number of people and Treva, Parker, and I all sincerely loved him. Noriega posted a TikTok video about “dying young” just a few hours before he passed away. @cooper.noriega/Instagram
In the meantime, Sabrina Quesada, his most recent ex-girlfriend, shared a number of Instagram pictures with the deceased TikToker.
The caption read, “The light of my life, you’re the best thing that ever happened to me.” “My dear, I’m very sorry. Hope to see you soon.