Touching tributes have poured out across social media to TikTok and Instagram star Rory Teasley, who was found dead at the age of 28, Click On Detroit has reported.
Rory was found dead after an alleged altercation over a video game with his boyfriend of ten years, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office stated.
As reported by Click on Detroit, deputies with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office were called to their Pontiac apartment on January 6th, where Rory was found unconscious and not breathing. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
TikTok and Instagram star Rory Teasley had gained popularity for sharing dance and comedy videos on his channels.
Who was Rory Teasley?
Rory was a 28-year-old content creator and comedian based in Pontiac, Michigan.
The influencer posted dance challenges, comedy skits and lip-sync videos to his 229,000 TikTok followers. He described himself as “everybody’s gay best friend” in the bio of his account @too2pump4tv.
Rory Teasley was on Instagram and YouTube under the same handle, where he shared similar content.
He created his YouTube channel in 2008 but took a break before making a comeback on the platform in 2018. He had amassed 11k subscribers on his profile.
He gained more recognition with short-form videos on TikTok and his most recent video was posted on the day he died.
Touching tributes to Rory
Fellow content creators and fans are still in shock about Rory’s death and many paid emotional tributes on social media.
Emmy-award winning producer Prince Piérre wrote on Instagram: “Rest In Peace Rory! [You] were such a sweet soul.”
“Rest in power to one of my favourite [Instagram] twerking friends,” said another Instagram user. “Grateful for the shows you put on down here. I know heaven is about to go up as well. You will truly be missed.”
“I don’t want to believe what I’m hearing,” another fan said. “This is heartbreaking.”
Many TikTok users have paid their respects to the comedian.
“I came here from Facebook,” wrote a TikTok user under one of Rory’s videos. “This is beyond sad and over a video game. Sleep in peace.”
“RIP you beautiful soul,” added another user under the same post.
Rest in peace, Rory Teasley. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rory’s family and friends at this difficult time.