© Instagram Cooper Noriega
TikTok star Cooper Noriega was found dead in a parking lot on Thursday, hours after posting a video of his “young” death. The 19-year-old social media star, who had 1.7million subscribers on the video-sharing app, died outside a Los Angeles-area mall, according to the site. Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Department web. The cause of his death is unknown at this time.
Cooper Noriega’s family thanked fans for their support following his tragic death. “Hello everyone. On behalf of our family, we all want to thank you for the kind words from our little co-op“Parker Noriega, 24, wrote in a message posted to his brother’s Instagram page on Saturday.
“His passing is an absolute tragedy for our family and loved ones. We pray that we can all, as a community, continue his legacy.“
Parker concluded his post by telling Cooper’s followers that he loved “each and everyone” of them.
“Do not hesitate to contact us, because we like to feel all the support“, she added. “God bless you all… with love, his sister.”
The family also shared statements via Facebook, Cooper’s father Harold Noriega wrote: “This day was an incredibly difficult time for my family and me. We lost our beautiful 19 year old Cooper last night. He was loved by so many and was truly the love of life for Treva, Parker and me. There are no words to express the grief and loss. It’s not supposed to happen like this. Your child is not supposed to die before their parents“, he continued, adding that Cooper has “touched” so many people over the years.
Cooper’s mother, Treva Noriega, shared her feelings: “My heart is forever broken, but you are my special angel and we have each other’s hearts. I know my mother has reached out to take you to heaven. You finally know the purest joy and happiness. I will see you one day, my little boy… your mama.“
In addition to his family, his ex-girlfriend, Sabrina Quesada wrote a few words. “The light of my life, you’re the best thing that ever happened to me“, she captioned a series of photos. “I’m so sorry my love. May we meet again.“