7 Influencers Who Died Young During The Pandemic

Right when we thought 2020- couldn't get any worse, we saw the untimely deaths of our favourite social media influencers.

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Right when we thought 2020 couldn't get any worse, we saw the untimely deaths of our favourite social media influencers. This saga has continued itself in the current year of 2021 too as we witness the recent death of the TikTok Sensation Eliane Ferreira Siolin. Here's a list of the influencers who passed away recently - 


1. Eliane Ferreira Siolin

The Brazilian influencer, Eliane Ferreira Siolin, was shot by her husband in front of their six-year-old daughter. The police reported that the couple argued often over the influencer's revealing posts. She was reportedly shot at least 14 times and had a broken arm in a moment by anger by her husband. It also seems that he shot himself soon after in regret. The little girl was taken by her relatives soon after the body was discovered. After the news broke out, the internet was filled with messages for the late influencer.

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2. Cheyann Shaw

Fitness influencer Cheyann Shaw was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016. Her family revealed that she passed away due to the same and said that she was "called to heaven". Shaw often opened up about her battle with cancer and became a motivation for many.

A year ago, the fitness star revealed that doctors had discovered “no evidence” of cancer in her body. But she confirmed in January 2020 that the condition had unfortunately revived. Read more about her here.


3. Emily Mitchell

The Hidden Way Instagram page blogger Emily Mitchell who was 36 passed away on the 22nd December 2020. Mitchell had 112,000 followers and a little while before her demise she took to Instagram to announce her fifth pregnancy. Her family said that she was having coffee and breakfast as usual when she 'suddenly became unresponsive'. Mitchell and her unborn baby passed away three days before Christmas.

4. Alexis Sharkey

The Instagram Star Alexis Sharkey went missing the day after Thanksgiving and was found dead under mysterious circumstances. Her friends allege that her husband abused her physically and verbally. Her friend recalled Sharkey mentioning to her that, "He strangles me and chokes me out and I blackout and wake up on the bathroom floor every single time." While he denies any such claims, the influencer's mother alleged 'foul play' in her daughter's death. Read more here.

5.  Dmitriy Stuzhuk

The thirty-three-year-old fitness Ukrainian influencer Dmitriy Stuzhuk had made a buzz for denying the existence of the COVID virus. Ironically, he was reported to have died by a disease caused by the same virus. His ex-wife confirmed his death through her social media. She told followers that he was in "grave condition" and unconscious. She further added," problems with his cardiovascular system... his heart is not coping. His state is extremely grave. No-one can do anything with this." 


In his last days, Stuzhuk addressed his 1.1 million followers on Instagram and admitted that he thought there's no COVID. He also said," COVID-19 DISEASE IS NOT EPHEME (short-lived)! And heavy." He passed away on 16 October 2020.

6. Prateek Khatri

TikTok star and social media influencer Prateek Khatri lost his life in a fatal car accident on October 6. Fans and followers offered condolences to his family and close friends. Several other social media stars of his group too expressed their grief and offered respect.

7. Sia Kakkar

As shocking as it gets, TikTok star Sia Kakkar was reported to have died by suicide. Her manager Arjun Sarin confirmed the news on social media and said, "This must be due to something personal...workwise she was doing well. I had a word with her last night for a new project and she sounded normal. My company Fame Experts and me manage lots of artists and Siya was a bright talent." Sia was only 16 and no suicide letter was found by the police. The case is still under investigation. 

If you are having any such thoughts and please seek help. Suicide is not the solution to any problem. Visit this website and call for their services.

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