TikTok star Gabriel Salazar dies aged 19, say friends and family
The tragic death occurred on Sunday.
Tributes are flooding in for TikTok star Gabriel Salazar who has reportedly died in a car crash.
The death of the 19-year-old has yet to be confirmed but reports are saying he lost his life in a car accident on Sunday in San Antonia, Texas.
Gabriel was better know by his TikTok username, gabenotbabe, where he had over 1.7 million followers. The teen gained a following for his lip-sync videos and comedic skits.
"Rest easy brother," wrote friend Ricky Flores on Instagram. "Words can't even explain how I feel right now. Man, I would do anything to get you back right now bro."
A gofundme has been set up by his close friend, Chris Vazquez, to help the family with funeral costs. The fundraiser has accumulated over $30,000 so far.
“I don’t know what's real and what's not anymore,” Chris wrote. “But unfortunately, Gabe passed away in a car crash September 26 we couldn’t believe it the moment we found out.
Don’t really want to get into details because it’s so hard for us to even talk about the pain he went through. Never expected this to happen but now you’re watching over us.
Gabriel loved his family and was always horsing around with his sister and little brother. He was always there with a big hug and smile, and his family will never forget those warm moments. He was so funny with a quiet sense of humour and sarcasm. I cannot believe I am sitting here writing this. How is this real life?
Words cannot express the heartbreak our entire community is feeling from the loss of our Gabriel. Your family and friends miss you."
The social media star's TikTok and Instagram pages have been flooded with condolences.
"Please tell me this is a joke. There's no way this can be real... RIP brother," wrote one user.
"I am lost for words. His videos always brightened up my day and made me laugh," another user added.