TikTok star who lampooned his own weight dies at 28
Israeli TikTok star Idan Ohayon, who turned well-known for mocking his personal weight problems on digital camera, has died unexpectedly at 28.
Ohayon, who boasted over 140,000 followers and 2 million likes on the platform, reportedly handed away Wednesday night time at Barzilai Medical Middle in Ashkelon, native information outlet Ynetnews.com reported. The social media star’s household confirmed that he died of a medical concern however didn’t elaborate.
Ohayon turned an prompt sensation after posting movies of himself consuming meals and lampooning his personal weight.
“Sooner or later, I made a decision to return to social media, so I uploaded a video on TikTok,” Ohayon stated a number of months in the past whereas describing his meteoric rise to social media stardom. “Abruptly, I reached 300,000 views in 24 hours, so I posted one other video and one other one, and views saved coming.”
The unabashed foodie, who additionally had 52,000 Instagram followers, added, “I returned to my previous life and gained plenty of followers and it was cool. Folks even acknowledged me once I was strolling on the road and requested for selfies.”
The Israeli influencer gained additional recognition a number of months in the past after getting forged on a documentary collection named “The Creatoks,” the place he vied with different social media stars for for the title of finest content material creator in Israel.
In his final post on Monday, which amassed 1.4 million views, Ohayon was seen consuming a hearty Ethiopian meat dish referred to as Doro Wat.
His legions of adoring followers have been devastated over his loss and took the feedback sections of TikTok and Instagram to pay tribute to the late social media star.
“My coronary heart is torn to items, such a younger man,” wrote one crestfallen fan. “Could his reminiscence be blessed.”
One other stated, “I’ve recognized you because you began with the community, I’ll miss you pricey pal.”
Ohayon’s funeral was held Wednesday within the Israeli metropolis of Kiryat Gat.