Almost six months after he died, the cause of what happened to cooper tiktok has finally been revealed. According to TMZ, the 19-year-old TikTok star was found unconscious in a mall parking lot on Thursday and paramedics were unable to revive him.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner says the cause of death was due to the combined effects of fentanyl, alprazolam (better known as Xanax) and lorazepam. They also noted recent clonazepam use as a significant contributing factor to his death.
Noriega accumulated over 1.7 million followers on TikTok, where he posted videos of him skateboarding and lip-syncncing as well as short sketches. He was also popular on Instagram, where he had 427,000 followers. He was close to ex-Sway House members like Jaden Hossler and Josh Richards, and he often collaborated with other TikTok stars like Nessa Barrett.
Before his death, Cooper had been open about his struggles with mental health and substance abuse. He had even started a Discord server where he talked about his experiences. His family has now launched a foundation in his name called Coop's Advice to change how society views and addresses mental illness.
Cooper was a talented and charismatic young man who had so much to offer this world. He was a good friend to many people and will be missed greatly. We will continue to pray for his family during this difficult time.