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Who is Cooper Noriega? The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner has revealed the cause of his death. 

Cooper Noriega, a 19-year-old social media celebrity, was discovered dead in Burbank, California, on Thursday, June 9, only hours after posting a video on TikTok about “dying young.”

Noriega, who was featured on the Barstool’s BFF’s podcast with Dave Portnoy, Josh Richards, and Bri Chickenfry soon before his death, recently discussed his issues with drugs and mental health online.

This is all we currently know about what happened.


Who is Cooper Noriega?

Noriega, who was 19 years old, was a TikTok celebrity with over 1.9 million fans. In 2019, he joined the app and rapidly gained a following with his humor, skateboarding, and lip-syncing videos.

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Noriega then created a YouTube account, where he has over 70.5K subscribers, as well as over 89,000 Twitter followers and 430,000 Instagram followers. Noriega referred to himself as a fashion model on his Instagram account.


Cooper Noriega Facing Mental health issue

Noriega would frequently discuss his mental health and drug difficulties online.

In the days preceding his death, Noriega stated on Instagram that he had formed a Discord group for individuals to discuss their mental health problems. He wrote, “Since I was nine years old, I’ve struggled with addiction. You may think that’s strange, but that’s the life I’ve been handed.

“I’d like to use the power I’ve been given to build a forum dedicated to raising awareness and normalizing the discussion about mental illness. My ultimate objective is to build a rehab where individuals are not traumatized at the conclusion of their recovery and where the professionals are trustworthy.

 

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“One of the several lessons I’ve learned while battling addiction is that surrounding oneself with negative individuals will only pull you down. “Therefore, the purpose of this conflict is to bring us all together and establish a safe area where individuals may vent and support one another during difficult times.” In January 2021, Noriega tweeted about a near “overdose/suicide attempt” that resulted in his obtaining sobriety.

He wrote: “Ninety days sober!! It’s also weird to think that 4 months ago I was at such a low point, I had a fatal overdose/suicide attempt on fent when I stopped breathing and was transported to the emergency room, fortunately, someone discovered me before it was too late:)”


When Was Cooper Noriega Died?

According to the Los Angeles Medical Examiner-Coroner, Noriega’s body was discovered in a Burbank, California parking lot on June 9th.

According to the Burbank Coroner’s Office, he was discovered in the 500 block of North First Street.

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TikTok star Nessa Barrett on His Death

Following the news of Noriega’s death, fellow TikTok star Nessa Barrett addressed his passing in a long Instagram post.

 

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Cooper Noriega’s Cause of Death Revealed

Authorities have revealed the cause of death for TikTok celebrity Cooper Noriega, who was discovered dead in a Los Angeles parking lot on June 9, 2022, after months of mystery.

According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner, the 19-year-old died as a result of the “combined effects of alprazolam, fentanyl, and lorazepam” in a drug overdose deemed accidental by officials. A search revealed signs of “recent clonazepam usage.”

Noriega had tweeted a video of himself in bed with the remark “anyone else b thinking they gon d!€ only hours before his death. Due to his lifetime fight with substance misuse, the young celebrity disclosed to his Instagram fans on June 4 that he was launching a Discord page “for mental health.”