TikTok star Megha Thakur dies ‘unexpectedly’ at age 21

TikToker Megha Thakur dies at age 21 (TikTok / @meghamind_)
TikToker Megha Thakur dies at age 21 (TikTok / @meghamind_)

Canadian influencer Megha Thakur has died “suddenly and unexpectedly” at the age of 21, her parents have announced.

The TikTok star, who was from Brampton, Ontario, was well known for promoting self-confidence and body positivity, with Thakur frequently sharing videos of herself dancing with her more than 930,000 followers on TikTok.

In a post to her Instagram on Tuesday, Thakur’s parents shared the news of her “unexpected” passing, writing: “It is with heavy hearts we announce the light of our life, our kind, caring, and beautiful daughter, Megha Thakur, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on 24 November 2022 in the early morning hours.”

In the caption of the emotional post, the influencer’s parents then reflected on the type of person their daughter was, with Thakur’s mother and father describing the 21 year old as a “confident and independent young woman”.

“She will be dearly missed,” they wrote.

Thakur’s parents also acknowledged their daughter’s love for the community of followers she’d grown on her social media accounts, as they noted she “loved her fans” and would have wanted them to know about her passing.

“At this time, we request your blessings for Megha. Your thoughts and prayers will be with her in her onward journey,” the influencer’s parents continued, before signing the post “Meghna’s loving parents”.

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