Rapper and influencer Lil Tay dead at 14 The teenager, born Claire Hope, shot to online stardom five years ago and her passing was announced by an anonymous family member on her Instagram on Wednesday.
Their post read: “It is with heavy hearts that we share the devastating news of the sudden and tragic passing of our beloved Claire. We have no words to express the unbearable loss and indescribable pain. It was totally unexpected and has left us all in shock. The passing of his brother adds an even more unimaginable depth to our grief. At this time of immense grief, we ask that you please respect our privacy as we mourn this overwhelming loss, as the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Claire and her brother are still under investigation. Claire will forever be in our hearts, her absence leaving an irreplaceable void that will be felt by all who knew and loved her.” .
This is the first news that Claire’s brother Jason Tian, 21, has also died.
According to the DailyMail.com, Claire’s father, Christopher Hope, declined to comment when contacted by the newspaper.
Claire’s brother Jason had set up a GoFundMe page to raise $19,000 for Lil Tay after the two children accused Christopher and his wife Hanee of physical and mental abuse.