Indian TikTok star commits suicide

Siya Kakkar was just 16-years-old

Entertainment Desk June 27, 2020

A loss has struck the TikTok community and India’s entertainment community, yet again. Siya Kakkar, a prominent social media personality, has died, reported E! News. The starlet was just 16 years old.

Celebrity manager Arjun Sarin was amongst the first to share the news on social media, writing on Instagram, "No more words. You will always be the best artist. Rest in peace, Siya Kakkar."

As per the latest reports by India Today, Kakkar died by suicide on June 25. However, the cause of her death is yet to be confirmed.

Photographer Viral Bhayani also spoke out publicly about Kakkar's death, explaining 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 rose to significant popularity on TikTok, amassing more than 1 million followers of her Indian music and dance-themed content. She last shared a video of herself on a rooftop while mouthing the words to an audio edited in. The post has been viewed more than 17 million times.

Meanwhile, fans have taken to her accounts to pay tribute to the late star. “May you get peace," one TikTok comment read. "You were too young."

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