[Updated August 10 At 1:45 PM]
According to TMZ, Lil Tay is, in fact, not dead. In a statement to TMZ from her family, Lil Tay claims that her Instagram account was compromised, and used to spread “jarring information”.
Tay’s fake death was posted yesterday (Wednesday, August 9). The shocking statement also claimed that her brother passed away as well. The information surrounding the circumstances of their deaths was, until today, unclear. Now it appears that we know why.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Viral young star, Lil Tay has reportedly passed away. An official statement was posted on her Instagram stating,
“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. This 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 the 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.”
Lil Tay was only 14 years old during her passing. The viral sensation was known for beef on the internet with & flexing a whole lotta cash. Beefing on the internet even led to a standoff where Whoa Vicky & Lil Tay got into a verbal battle with Bhad Babie.
No details about the reasoning of the self-proclaimed Youngest Flexer on The Internet’s death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lil Tay’s friends and family.
More news to come as the story develops.