Tragedy has struck the TikTok universe.
Siya Kakkar, a young and very popular presence on this social media platform, has passed away, according to the teenager’s manager.
She was only 16 years old.
Arjun Sarun, the aforementioned manager for Kakkar, confirmed the devastating news on Thursday, sharing an Instagram photo of the late young lady with the words “RIP” written over the snapshot.
“No more words You will always be the best artist Rest In Peace @siya_kakkar,” he wrote as a caption.
Actor Jay Bhanushali also spoke out about Kakkar’s death shortly after the story went public, saying very simply:
“Condolences to the family of @siya_kakkar.”
Per India Today, Kakkar died by suicide on June 25.
However, it’s necessary to note that E! News — which reached out to this international outlet — has not confirmed the cause of her death just yet.
Photographer Viral Bhayani, meanwhile, also mourned Kakkar’s death, writing on Instagram:
“Before publishing this I spoke to her Talent management agency head Arjun Sarin who just spoke to her last night for a song collaboration and he says she was in a good mood and perfectly alright.
“Even he has no clue what went wrong that she had to go this way.”
Kakkar’s final post on Instagram was posted just seven days ago and featured the 16-year old showing off new choreography.
The TikTok personality rose to popularity on the platform for her dance videos, which she also shared across other mediums online.
Due to her impressive Indian music and dance-themed content, Kakkar had amassed over one million TikTok followers (and 200,000 Instagram followers) at the time of her death.
Kakkar last shared a video of herself on a rooftop while mouthing the words to audio edited in.
The footage has been viewed more than 17 million times.
“RIP SIYA KAKKAR,” one fan wrote upon learning about what happened, while another added:
“The reason of having TikTok in my phone is gone now #SiyaKakkar #RestInPeaceAngel.”
“The cutest smile will be missed. My heartfelt condolences to her families and near ones. May her soul get eternal rest,” a different Twitter user noted.
We send our condolences to the friends, family members and loved ones of Siya Kakkar.
May she rest in peace.
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