Social media is in mourning TikTok influencer Gabriel Salazar, who reportedly died over the weekend at age 19.
In accordance with family and friends, Salazar died Sunday in a automobile crash in San Antonio, Texas — though his dying has but to be confirmed, the Solar reported.
The social media sensation — who glided by @gabenotbabe on TikTok — was recognized for posting brief humorous lip-sync vids to his web page, which has a staggering 1.4 million followers.
His sister, Danna Salazar, confirmed his passing in an Instagram story.
“I love you so much Gabe,” she wrote. “No matter how much we argued and fought you knew I loved u with all my heart and I would always tell you this. I’ll keep you in my heart forever this isn’t a goodbye it’s a see you soon ale. Make sure u and sebas watch over us.”
“I don’t know what’s real and not real anymore but unfortunately gabe past away on a car crash September 26 we couldn’t believe it the moment we found out [sic],” wrote buddy Chris Vazquez on a GoFundMe web page devoted to the TikTok star.
The bereaved buddy added, “Dont 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 happen but now you’re watching over us.”
As of Monday afternoon, the fund-raiser had netted over $21,000, which is able to go towards Salazar’s funeral bills as they’re “too much for his family to afford,” per the web page.
San Antonio Police Division, nonetheless, informed The Submit that “no one by that name” was concerned in an accident just lately.
We “found no one by that name involved in any crashes from this weekend,” PIO Jennifer Saucedo Rodriguez informed The Submit.
Buddies and followers alike had been torn up over his loss.
“Rest easy brother,” good pal and frequent TikTok collaborator Ricky Flores wrote on his Instagram web page together with a pic of the 2 throughout higher occasions. “Words can’t even explain how I feel right now. Man I would do anything to get you back right now bro.”
Flores additionally posted a black-and-white pic of Salazar with digitally imposed angel wings. “Gabe: in loving memory,” learn the caption.
“Rip Gabe :/,” wrote fellow Tokfluencer Desiree Montoya beneath Salazar’s purported ultimate video, which was posted Friday.
One other heartbroken fan wrote: “You were literally one of the first guys I saw and followed when I started on TikTok, rest in peace Gabe. I will love you all my life.”
“Please tell me this isn’t real,” mentioned one other.
Vazquez described Salazar as somebody who “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,” the devastated buddy wrote. “He was so funny with a quiet sense of humor and sarcasm. I cannot believe that I am sitting here writing this.”