The untimely demise of Indian TikTok star Siya Kakkar has sent her fans and video-sharing community in a state of grief and shock.
The 16-year-old content creator who hailed from New Delhi died by suicide on June 25 (Thursday).
Massively popular on the platform, the news of her death was confirmed by her manager Arun Sarin, who handled her business endorsements. “This must be due to something personal. Work-wise she was doing well. I had a word with her last night for a new project and she sounded normal. Me and my company Fame Experts manage lots of artists and Siya was a bright talent. I am heading to her home in Preet Vihar,” he said, according to a report in India Today.
Kakkar, in a span of nearly 3 years on TikTok, amassed over 1.5 million followers. The young star created a space for herself with her quirky dance and music videos.
From lip-syncing the songs of Emiway Bantai, Raftaar, to accurately recreating Shehnaz Gill’s antics on reality show Bigg Boss, Kakkar carved her own niche on TikTok.