Asia LaFlora, an 18-year-old TikTok star, died in a sad way.
LaFlora had more than 500,000 followers on the platform. She was known as @theylovesadity.
She started posting under that username in 2021, and since then she has helped thousands of people learn to love themselves and feel good about how they look.
On January 5, LaFlora’s aunt, Precious, broke the sad news that she had died.
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Precious went to GoFundMe and wrote a short, emotional message in which she called her niece “loving, beautiful, smart, and smart.”
She also asked for money so that LaFlora could have a proper “going-home service.”
Aunt of LaFlora wrote:
It’s with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we have to share the unexpected passing of Asia LaFlora on January 4.
Asia was a loving, beautiful, smart and intelligent person. A life so beautifully lived and deserves to be beautifully remembered.
All donations will be greatly appreciated.
Precious set a fundraising goal of $25,000, and as of this writing, $7,570 had been given.
The official cause of death hasn’t been found out yet, but LaFlora’s family and fans have said they think she killed herself.
Ryn and Yanna, LaFlora’s sisters, paid tribute to the inspiring social media star on their Instagram stories.
My heart is broken. My baby, my little sister.
While Yanna penned:
My heart is shattered into a million pieces.
Heartbroken. Please pray for me and my family.
God, oh I don’t know what is going on but Lord we need you. Asia why?! I loved you so much! Why did you do this?!
The news quickly spread online, and so did the shock among LaFlora’s fans. Many of them have taken to Twitter and the comments on her old videos to pay tribute.
One user wrote:
Nah waking up and finding out @theylovesadity, aka Asia, passed just hurt.
That girl’s TikToks actually helped me when I was so unsure about my body.
The news about @theylovesadity really broke my heart because she’s literally been such a confidence booster and inspiration to many people.
That just shows you never know what’s going on with loved ones. Please check on y’all people. RIP pretty.
A third commented:
My heart is feeling so heavy for Asia (@theylovesadity on TikTok). She was only 18. Too young.
RIP to such a beautiful girl inside and out.
While a fourth said:
RIP beautiful. I can’t believe you did this, you were so positive and gave everyone so much confidence. It can’t be real.
Man, you just never know what somebody going through,
This really made me sad.
If any of the problems in this story affect you or someone you know, you can call the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.
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