TikTok star Cooper Noriega was found dead in Los Angeles at age 19
The cause of the social media star’s death remains under investigation after his body was found in a parking lot.
The teenager, who racked up more than 1 million followers, was found dead in a Los Angeles mall parking lot Thursday.
That means the medical examiner is “requesting further investigation into the death, including additional tests. Once the tests and studies come back, the doctor re-evaluates the case and determines the cause of death.”
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Part of that likely includes toxicology results, which could take four to six weeks.
Noriega’s death came a day after he posted a cryptic video in bed and wrote, “Who else thinks they goo d!€ [sic] young af 😅.”
Cooper Noriega’s post about the death on TikTok.
The social media star did not elaborate on why he thinks he will die young.
Noriega has openly told his followers about his struggles with mental illness and substance abuse.
Just last week, he appeared on Barstool’s “BFFs” podcast and shared that he was very “insecure” when he started posting on TikTok because he was overweight at the time.
“I mean, we’re talking about xanax, Adderall, marijuana, nicotine,” Noriego told host Dave Portnoy, who responded, “Nine [years] old, that’s crazy. When I was nine years old, I didn’t even know I was playing G.I. Joe.”
Noriega also confirmed that he recently broke up with fellow TikToker player Sabrina Quesada, whom he dated for nearly two years.
On Sunday, Noriega told his followers on Instagram that he created Discord, which is a social instant messaging platform, “strictly for mental health.”