9-year-old Saudi ‘Snapchat star’ dies of heart attack

Dana Al-Qahtani had a Snapchat account that she shared with her two sisters


News Desk May 13, 2019
Dana Al-Qahtani had a Snapchat account that she shared with her two sisters. PHOTO COURTESY: TWITTER

The death of a nine-year-old Saudi girl, Dana Al-Qahtani, who was famous on Snapchat, stirred sadness across social media in the region on Monday.

According to Gulf News, she was a social media celebrity, and as the news of her untimely death broke her name began trending on Twitter.

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She had a Snapchat account that she shared with her two sisters, Danh and Ghanati  - where they documented their day-to-day activity with their parents and at home.

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Al Qahtani's father announced her death on his social media account, saying she suffered a sudden heart attack and was taken to a nearby hospital.


However, she did not survive.


Her last Snapchat video was just an hour before the father posted this news online.

The video documented a shopping trip with her father and sister at the mall.

In one of the videos her father is seen teasing her that she won’t go with them to the mall, and saying that she will stay home.


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