Cooper Noriega’s ex-girlfriend Sabrina “Sab” Quesada shared a tribute to the teen on Instagram after learning of his passing.
Cooper Noriega, a popular figure on social media, was discovered dead on June 9 at the age of 19 in Burbank, California, just hours after recording a TikTok video about “dying young.”
Just before he passed away, Noriega appeared as a guest on the Barstool’s BFF’s podcast alongside Dave Portnoy, Josh Richards, and Bri Chickenfry. He had just opened up about his difficulties with drugs and mental health online.
This concludes our current understanding of what transpired.
Cooper Noriega: Who was he?
The 19-year-old TikTok sensation Noriega has more than 1.8 million fans on the app. He signed up for the app in 2019, and his comedy, skateboarding, and lip-synching videos helped him swiftly grow a following.
From there, Noriega created a YouTube account and now has more than 56,000 subscribers. He also has more than 89,000 Twitter followers and 430,000 Instagram followers.
Noriega identified himself as a fashion model in his Instagram bio.
In what ways did he discuss mental health?
Noriega frequently discussed his battles with addiction and mental illness online.
Before he passed away, Noriega posted on Instagram that he had started a Discord group for people to share their stories concerning their mental health.
You might think that’s strange, but that’s the life I’ve been dealt. I’ve been fighting addiction since I was nine years old.
“I want to use the power I’ve been given to establish a place dedicated to raising awareness and normalizing discussion of mental illness. My ultimate goal is to build a rehab facility with trustworthy staff members where patients won’t experience trauma at the conclusion of their treatment.
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“Among the many lessons I’ve learned through battling addiction is that associating with negative individuals can only drag you down.
Therefore, this conflict is intended to unite us all and create a secure environment where individuals may express their frustrations and support one another during trying times.
In January 2021, Noriega tweeted about an almost successful “overdose/suicide attempt” that had motivated him to quit using drugs.
“90 days clean!!” he wrote. It’s strange that 4 months ago I was at such a low point and had a fatal overdose/suicide attempt on fent, when I stopped breathing and was transported to the ER, luckily someone discovered me before it was too late:) It’s been hard but so beautiful during this process.
How long did he live?
According to the deadline, the Los Angeles Medical Examiner-Coroner reports that Noriega was discovered dead on June 9 in a Burbank, California, parking lot.
He was discovered in Burbank in the 500 block of North First Street, according to the coroner’s office.
What took place?
Police discovered Noriega unconscious after bystanders dialed 911, according to TMZ, which broke the news.
According to a source cited by the outlet, paramedics responded to the scene but were unable to revive Noriega.
The cause of Noriega’s death has been delayed, according to a LA Medical Examiner-Coroner spokeswoman, which means “that after an autopsy, a cause of death has not been determined and the medical examiner is asking more research.”
The spokeswoman stated: “Once the tests or studies are completed, the doctor will review the case and determine the cause of death.”
Cooper uploaded a video of himself lying in bed to his TikTok account just hours before he passed away, with the caption: “Who else b thinking they gon die young [as f**k].”
How did his family respond?
Following his passing on Sunday, June 12, Noriega’s sister commented on his Instagram account on behalf of his family.
“Hello everyone,” she wrote. We want to thank you everyone for your nice thoughts about our little coop on behalf of our entire family. His death is an utter sorrow for our family and friends.
“We hope that the community as a whole can uphold his legacy. Each and every one of you was loved by him.
“People are welcome to get in touch with us; we appreciate all the support,”
Bless you all, his sister, with my love.
Harold Noriega, Noriega’s father, also posted a statement on Facebook, saying: “Today has been a very trying day for me and my family. Cooper, a gorgeous 19-year-old, passed away yesterday night. He was adored by a great number of people and was Treva, Parker, and my true love.
“Words cannot adequately explain the sorrow and loss. This is not how it should be. Your kid shouldn’t be older than his parents.
“Cooper has impacted countless individuals. He recently launched a Discord chat for people to have a safe space to talk about mental health, and it quickly grew to thousands of users.
“My son was a believer, and I am confident that he is now in God’s presence. I want to thank everyone. I adore each of you.
Nessa Barrett, a fellow TikTok star, released a lengthy obituary on Instagram after learning of Noriega’s passing.
I’ve spent the last two days attempting to understand how this could be genuine, she wrote, in full. comprehending the death of one’s best friend is impossible. I’ve been attempting to comprehend how life without you could possible still be meaningful. With you, a piece of me perished.
“However, what’s left of me will live for you. I’ll dedicate the rest of my life to realizing all of our dreams. I want to honor you. You have the biggest heart I’ve ever seen on this planet, in my opinion. a heart that is far too huge for you to bear. It was only u and I keeping each other alive for so long. Our relationship was exceptional.
“No one comprehended me as well as you did. u rescued me. You helped a lot of people. Knowing how much suffering you endured while being such a light in this world shattered my heart. I’ve always been in awe of your fortitude and the way you conducted yourself. You were always the most compassionate and kind-hearted person, even at your darkest moments.
“U were a gift from God, Cooper. I firmly believe that God sends angels to walk the face of the world and assist in healing; you were one of them. You have always been my watchful angel. I give my every day to you. Totally for you.
“My sweet boy, I can’t wait to see you again. Rest in peace, my devoted dearest friend. 444.”
Sabrina “Sab” Quesada, Noriega’s ex-girlfriend, is one of others who also posted homage to the young social media star.
The description of a photo album featuring the two of them that Quesada uploaded on Instagram read: “The light of my life, you’re the best thing that ever happened to me.
“My dear, I’m very sorry.
“Shall we reunite?”
After celebrating their one-year anniversary the previous October, Quesada and Noriega announced their separation in April of this year.
Quesada claimed that the decision to part ways was made “mutually” at the time.
We’re just young, and sometimes things simply don’t work out the way you want them to, she remarked on her Instagram story.
He will always be my dearest friend, and I shall adore him forever.