Online influencer and rapper Lil Tay has died.
The news of her ‘sudden and tragic’ passing was confirmed by an unnamed family member in a statement shared on the teen’s Instagram account today – when it was revealed that her brother has also died.
‘It is with a heavy heart that we share the devastating news of our beloved Claire’s sudden and tragic passing,’ the post – which did not reveal the cause of death – began.
‘We have no words to express the unbearable loss and indescribable pain.’
What is Lil Tay’s real name?
Lil Tay’s real name was Claire Hope.
How old was Lil Tay?
Lil Tay has died at the age of 14 – five years after the controversial social media star.
Where is Lil Tay from?
Lil Tay has previously claimed that she used to live in Atlanta, Georgia, and was “broke as f***” three years ago before “moving bricks” and “working hard”. She says she’s now living the hills, which one can assume to mean Los Angeles, California, as she frequently tags this as the location in her Instagram photos.
Lil Tay’s parents
The internet personality is survived by her mother Angela and her father Christopher.
When Tay first went viral, Angie was a real estate agent and Chris was a lawyer.
The late influencer was raised in Vancouver but relocated with her mother to Los Angeles at nine years old.
Ever since Tay experienced popularity on social media, she was met with backlash from users who claimed her family was exploiting her.
Angie was also met with rumors that she was fired from her real estate job because of Tay’s controversial online presence.
“I didn’t get fired,” she told Juju Chang during her interview with Good Morning America.
“I resigned for my daughter’s career and her bright future.
“I don’t want to deal with all these questions anymore. Can you please help out my daughter’s career more?”