TikTok star Megha Thakur dies at 21, ‘unexpectedly’

Megha Thakur, the popular Canadian TikTok personality, has died “unexpectedly” at the age of only 21, Yahoo News reports

At the time of this writing, it is unknown what caused Thakur’s death, which occurred on Nov. 24, 2022.

The Daily Mail reports that just recently Thakur revealed that “just four months” prior to her death – in July – she “suffered from an anxiety-induced heart attack.” The outlet also reveals that Thakur had admitted in the past “that she suffered from suicidal thoughts.”

It is unclear, however, whether any of this played a role in Thakur’s passing, which is why the Daily Mail hastens to add that Thakur’s “cause of death has not yet been confirmed.”

Who was she?

The Economic Times reports:

The Indian-Canadian influencer who hailed from Brampton Ontario was well-known for promoting body positivity. She often spoke about embracing your body type and about the need for representation of various body shapes and sizes in the media. Thakur . . .  was also known for her dancing clips.

Reports indicate that Thakur, for these reasons, managed to rack up nearly 1 million followers on TikTok. The most recent count is over 930,000.

The announcement

It was Thakur’s parents who announced their daughter’s passing on Instagram this past week.

“It is with heavy hearts we announce the light of our life, our kind, caring, and beautiful daughter, Megha Thakur, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on November 24, 2022, in the early morning hours,” the post reads.

Thakur’s parents continue:

Megha was a confident and independent young woman. She will be dearly missed. She loved her fans and would have wanted you to know of her passing. At this time, we request your blessings for Megha. Your thoughts and prayers will be with her in her onward journey.

The post is concluded with the signoff, “Megha’s loving parents.”

“An incredible person”

Many of Thakur’s followers took to social media to express their shock at the news of Thakur’s passing and to offer tributes to Thakur and condolences and her family.

One user wrote, “Sending my thoughts and prayers to your family. She was such a talented and kind young woman. May she Rest In Peace.”

Another user said, “I’m so so sorry for your loss. This is heartbreaking, can’t believe this is real. She was truly an incredible person, didn’t deserve to go so early. Rest easy angel.”

It is a truly sad incident, and it is clear that Thakur will be missed by many.