Noriega was found dead in a Los Angeles parking lot on June 9, according to the Los Angeles Medical Examiner’s Coroner. Just hours before his death, the social media influencer posted a video of him lying in bed with the caption “Who else thinks he will die young.”
According to TMZ, which first broke the news, Noriega showed no signs of trauma to his body, and he does not suspect any sinister play. The cause of death has not been released, and the case is currently awaiting further investigation.
Noriega has amassed 1.77 million followers on TikTok, where he made comedy videos about skateboarding and fashion. He also had 427,000 followers on Instagram, where he registered himself as a model. Noriega has also collaborated with TikTok stars and musicians Jxdn and Nessa Barrett.
Last week, Noriega appeared as a guest on Barstool’s BFF podcast with Dave Portnoy, Josh Richards, and Bri Chickenfry.
devastating news. RIP Cooper Noriega. Life is fragile. Enjoy every minute. pic.twitter.com/B1yGXi4SCH
– BFFs (BFFsPod) June 10, 2022
according to GoFundMe Raising funds for funeral costs was important to Noriega, who started a Discord group on June 5 where he and his followers could share their experiences with mental health. “If you really want to get your feelings out, or whatever, come join in,” he said in a video posted on TikTok. “Manufactured [the server] Because of how much I love you guys and how much I suffer from it myself.”
He added, “I want you guys not to be alone and [to] I feel safety.”
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