The household of TikTok star Cooper Noriega has spoken out after his loss of life.
Noriega – who posted about trend, comedy and skateboarding – was discovered useless in a carpark in Burbank, California, on Thursday (9 June). He was 19.
Following information of his loss of life, Noreiga’s household have thanked his followers for his or her help.
“Hello everybody. On behalf of our household we wish to thanks all for the type phrases of our little coop,” Noriega’s 24-year-old sister, Parker, posted to his Instagram web page.
“His passing is an absolute tragedy to our household and family members. We pray that all of us as a neighborhood can proceed on his legacy.”
Parker instructed Noriega’s followers that he liked “each one” considered one of them, including: “Please be at liberty to achieve out to us as we love feeling all of the help. Bless you all… with love, his sister.”
Different members of his household have additionally shared statements by way of Fb.
Noriega’s dad Harold wrote: “At the moment has been an extremely troublesome time for my household and me. We misplaced our lovely 19-year-old Cooper final night. He was liked by so many and actually the love of Treva’s, Parker’s, and my life.”
“There aren’t any phrases to specific the grief and loss. It’s not imagined to be this manner. Your baby will not be imagined to move earlier than his mother and father,” he continued, stating that his son had “touched” so many individuals over time.
“He lately began a chat on [messaging platform] Discord which grew to hundreds for these to have a protected place to speak about psychological well being. My boy was a believer and I do know he’s within the presence of God. Thanks everybody. I like you all.”
Noriega’s mom Treva added: “My coronary heart is endlessly damaged however you’re my particular angel and we’ve got one another’s hearts.
“I do know my mother was holding her arms out bringing you to heaven. You’re lastly experiencing essentially the most pure pleasure and happiness. I’ll see you sooner or later my child boy… your momma.”
On 5 June, Noriega shared a TikTok video asserting that he was beginning a bunch for individuals to debate their experiences with psychological well being on Discord, a messaging platform.
Within the video, Noriega mentioned: “I’ve simply created a Discord server strictly for psychological well being as a result of how a lot I like you guys, and the way a lot I wrestle with it myself.”
He added: “I would like you guys to not be alone and really feel protected.”
Noriega’s ex-girlfriend Sabrina Quesada additionally paid tribute to the late star, writing on Instagram: “The sunshine of my life, you’re the very best factor that ever occurred to me. I’m so sorry my love. Could we meet once more.”
In response to the US press, Noriega’s reason for loss of life has been deferred, that means that “after an post-mortem, a reason for loss of life has not been decided and the medical expert is requesting extra investigation”.
Hours earlier than his loss of life, Noriega had posted a video to his 2.1 million followers on TikTok video of himself mendacity in mattress, with the caption: “Who else b pondering they gon die younger af.”
If in case you have been affected by this text, you possibly can contact the next organisations for help: actiononaddiction.org.uk, thoughts.org.uk, nhs.uk/livewell/mentalhealth, mentalhealth.org.uk.
In case you are experiencing emotions of misery and isolation, or are struggling to manage, the Samaritans affords help; you possibly can converse to somebody free of charge over the telephone, in confidence, on 116 123 (UK and ROI), electronic mail [email protected], or go to the Samaritans web site to search out particulars of your nearest department.
In case you are primarily based within the USA, and also you or somebody you already know wants psychological well being help proper now, name Nationwide Suicide Prevention Helpline on 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Helpline is a free, confidential disaster hotline that’s accessible to everybody 24 hours a day, seven days every week.