Claire Hope, better known by her stage name “Lil Tay,” was a rapper who became a hit among Generation Z. Her death at age 14 was confirmed by her family online. Her family shared the sad news of her passing on Wednesday.
The family message read: “It is with a heavy heart that we share the devastating news of our beloved Claire’s sudden and tragic passing. We have no words to express the unbearable loss and indescribable pain. The outcome was entirely unexpected and has left us all in shock. Her brother’s passing adds an even more unimaginable depth to our grief. During this time of immense sorrow, we kindly ask for privacy as we grieve this overwhelming loss, as the circumstances surrounding Claire and her brother’s passing are still under investigation. Claire will forever remain in our hearts, her absence leaving an irreplaceable void that will be felt by all who knew and loved her.”
Lil Tay Cause of Death
When and how did Lil Tay perish? Lil Tay’s cause of death is unknown. Her family has requested privacy as authorities continue investigating her and her brother’s deaths.
Her last post before the announcement was a tribute post to rapper XXXTentacion. “X you truly changed me ❤️ you were there for me when everyone wanted me to fail, you were there to give me advice, you were there,” she captioned. “As a father figure, when I don’t have one, you were here, FaceTiming me and calling me for hours when I’m down, 3 hours ago you announced the Charity event we were going to throw, we had everything setup, I can’t believe this, the evil in the world, This isn’t good Bye
I Love you Bro ❤️💔😔😢❤️”
How Did Lil Tay Become Famous?
Lil Tay shot to fame after recordings surfaced of her cussing, getting into fights with other Internet stars, and generally enjoying the high life. As her alleged backstory goes according to the Cut, “She grew up “broke as hell” in Atlanta but worked really hard “moving bricks.” Eventually, she got into Harvard and then dropped out.”
With the help of Jake Paul and Rick Rubin, she garnered over 3.3 million Instagram followers. She discussed her virality in a 2018 interview with Good Morning America. “People think it’s funny, I guess, cause I’m 9 years old and I’ve accomplished so much,” she said “I’m the youngest flexer. I can do anything I like. If they don’t believe me, I don’t care.”
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