Teenage viral sensation and rapper Lil Tay has died.
The influencer, whose real name was Claire Hope, rose to fame in 2018.
The family shared her passing in a statement on Wednesday, adding that her brother also died.
Lil Tay: Claire Hope cause of death
Lil Tay’s cause of death has not been revealed at the moment, however her family release a statement confirming her demise.
Read statement below
The statement shared on Lil Tay’s Instagram reads: “It is with a heavy heart that we share the devastating news of our beloved Claire’s sudden and tragic passing.
“We have no words to express the unbearable loss and indescribable pain. The outcome was entirely unexpected, and has left us all in shock. Her brother’s passing adds an even more unimaginable depth to our grief.
“During this time of immense sorrow, we kindly ask for privacy as we grieve this overwhelming loss, as circumstances surrounding Claire and her brother’s passing are still under investigation.
“Claire will forever remain in our hearts, her absence leaving an irreplaceable void that will be felt by all who knew and loved her.”
More about Lil Tay
Lil Tay labeled herself “the youngest flexer in the century.”
She began posting videos on social media in 2017 and gathered millions of followers through 2018.
The then nine year old’s videos spoofed rap culture and saw her flashing wads of cash in mansions and nice cars.
Lil Tay posted videos bragging that her toilet cost more than some people’s rent, smoking hookah, and getting into rap fights with other social media stars.