What happened to TikTok influencer Cooper Noriega? Popular TikToker Cooper Noriega unexpectedly passed away on June 9, 2022, at just 19 years old.
As TikTokers grow on the platform, they create a sense of community with their fans.
Cooper Noreiga has amassed over 1.8 million followers and 96.3 million likes on the short-form video app and, thanks to his fans, received hundreds of thousands of views at the same time.
On June 10, 2022, it was revealed that Noreiga had passed away at just 19 years old. A GoFundMe has been created to help the family with their loss.
According to the official LA County medical report, Noriega was found dead in a parking lot inside the county.
While no cause of death was publicly released at the time, an official LA County medical report claimed the TikToker was found deceased in a parking lot.
Authorities rule Cooper Noriega’s death was a result of an accidental drug overdose
Months later, authorities have officially revealed the cause of Noriega’s death, which they state came about as the result of an accidental drug overdose.
According to an updated version of the public medical report, the TikToker passed away due to “combined effects of alprazolam, fentanyl, and lorazepam” on top of “recent clonazepam use.”
Noriega’s drug use wasn’t a secret to his community. Days before reports of his death hit the news, the influencer created a Discord channel for mental health, which he announced on Instagram.
In the post, he shared a statement he’d made in the channel, where he revealed that he had been “struggling with addiction” since he was “nine years old.”
“You may think that’s crazy, but that’s the life I’ve been dealt,” Noriega wrote in his post. “I would like to use the influence I’ve been given to create a space built on spreading awareness and normalizing talking about mental illness.”
Noriega also expressed a desire to create a rehab facility “where people aren’t traumatized at the end of their recovery, and where the staff members are trusted people.”
Since Cooper’s death, multiple TikTok stars have come out in support of the influencer’s family, with names like Griffin Johnson, Bryce Hall, Addison Rae, Nessa Barrett, and more spreading love and awareness in Noriega’s memory.
Thanks to a message on the GoFundMe, we know that Cooper created a Discord server to help others with mental health issues, and had goals to create his own mental health clothing line. He also wanted to open a mental health rehab center to help others.
BFFs Podcast posted about the death on Twitter: “Devastating news. RIP Cooper Noriega. Life is fragile. Enjoy every minute.”
It’s clear that his family, friends, and fans are devastated by the loss of Cooper — and we send our thoughts to those affected.
Cooper Noriega was growing his Instagram account as it has amassed over 450K followers alongside his over 1 million TikTok accounts.
If you or somebody you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can reach out to the Samaritans (116 123) in the United Kingdom, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) in the USA. For a list of worldwide hotlines, click here.