TikTok Star Asia LaFlora Has Died Aged 18

Asia LaFlora Dead: The TikTok star has tragically passed away aged 18.
Credit: @theylovesadity/TikTok

TikTok star Asia LaFlora has tragically died aged 18. 

LaFlora, who went by the handle @theylovesadity, had more than 500,000 followers on the platform.

She began posting under the username in 2021 and has since helped thousands of people adopt self-love and gain confidence in their appearance.

LaFlora’s devastating passing was confirmed on January 5 by her aunt, Precious.

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Precious took to GoFundMe and provided an emotional, short statement in which she described her niece as ‘loving, beautiful, smart and intelligent’.

She also requested donations so that LaFlora could receive a fitting ‘homegoing service’.

LaFlora’s aunt wrote: “It’s with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we have to share the unexpected passing of Asia LaFlora on January 4. 

“Asia was a loving, beautiful, smart and intelligent person. A life so beautifully lived and deserves to be beautifully remembered.

“All donations will be greatly appreciated.”

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Precious set a fundraising target of $25,000, with $7,570 donated at the time of writing.

A cause of death has yet to be officially revealed, however, the TikTok star’s family members and fans have suggested LaFlora took her own life. 

On their Instagram stories, LaFlora’s sisters, Ryn and Yanna, paid tribute to the inspirational social media star.

Ryn wrote: “My heart is broken. My baby, my little sister.”

While Yanna penned: “My heart is shattered into a million pieces. 

“Heartbroken. Please pray for me and my family.

“God, oh I don’t know what is going on but Lord we need you. Asia why?! I loved you so much! Why did you do this?!”


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LaFlora’s followers were similarly stunned by the news which has quickly circulated online – and many have taken to Twitter and the comments on her previous videos to pay tribute.

One user wrote: “Nah waking up and finding out @theylovesadity, aka Asia, passed just hurt. 

“That girl’s TikToks actually helped me when I was so unsure about my body.”

Another added: “The news about @theylovesadity really broke my heart because she’s literally been such a confidence booster and inspiration to many people. 

“That just shows you never know what’s going on with loved ones. Please check on y’all people. RIP pretty.”

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A third commented: “My heart is feeling so heavy for Asia (@theylovesadity on TikTok). She was only 18. Too young.

“RIP to such a beautiful girl inside and out.”

While a fourth said: “RIP beautiful. I can’t believe you did this, you were so positive and gave everyone so much confidence. It can’t be real.” 

Asia LaFlora tribute from sister, Ryn.
Asia LaFlora’s sister paid tribute with a long Instagram story. Credit: @ryn4dawinn/Instagram

“Man, you just never know what somebody going through,” concluded another. “This really made me sad.”

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the US at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.

In the UK, the Samaritans is available 24/7 if you need to talk. You can contact them for free by calling 116 123, emailing [email protected] or heading to the website to find your nearest branch.

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.