YouTube singer Lil Bo Weep has passed away, age 22 3 months ago

YouTube singer Lil Bo Weep has passed away, age 22

"She is no longer hurting now, with the universe wanting their angel back."

Tributes have been pouring in following the death of Australian YouTube rapper and singer Lil Bo Weep.

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She sadly passed away on 5 March at the age of 22.

The singer's father confirmed the news on Facebook, writing:

"This weekend we lost the fight for my daughter's life against depression, trauma, PTSD and drug addiction that we have been fighting since we got her back from America."

 

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He said his daughter "fought hard against her demons, as we all did side by side next to her and picking up the broken pieces over and over again, but she could not fight any more and we lost her".

He continued: “As her dad I am proud of her beyond words as she is my hero, my daughter and my best friend that I love so so much. She is no longer hurting now with the universe wanting their angel back.

"A big part of me is lost at the moment but I ask respectfully that my close friends try not to ring me until I get someway through this. ALWAYS IN MY HEART. I LOVE MY WINNIE, Lil Bo Weep."

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The rising singer, whose real name was Winona Brooks, first started sharing her music online in 2015 and had since amassed a large following.

She had opened up about her mental health struggles in her last post to Instagram before her death.

 

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She told her fans about the pain of recently losing a child and revealed she had been “crying all day” over the loss.

In the emotional video, she said: "Not only have I been mourning my child, I have recently found out my fertility has been affected by growing up with a severe eating disorder."

Since hearing the sad news of her death, fans and friends have been sharing their condolences online.

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