Cooper Noriega’s family is thanking fans for support following the TikTok star’s tragic death at age 19.
“hi everyone. on behalf of our family we want to thank you all for the kind words of our little coop,” 24-year-old Parker Noriega wrote in a message posted to her brother’s Instagram page on Saturday.
“His passing is an absolute tragedy to our family and loved ones. We pray that we all as a community can continue on his legacy.”
Parker concluded her message by telling Cooper’s followers that he loved “each and everyone” of them.
“Please feel free to reach out to us as we love feeling all the support,” she added. “Bless you all… with love, his sister.”
The family also shared statements via Facebook, with Cooper’s dad, Harold Noriega, writing, “Today has been an incredibly difficult time for my family and me. We lost our beautiful 19 year old Cooper last evening. He was loved by so many and truly the love of Treva’s, Parker’s and my life.
“There are no words to express the grief and loss. It’s not supposed to be this way. Your child is not supposed to pass before his parents,” he continued, adding that Cooper has “touched” so many people over the years.
“He recently started a chat on Discord which grew to thousands for those to have a safe place to talk about mental health. My boy was a believer and I know he is in the presence of God. Thank you everyone. I love you all.”
Cooper’s mother, Treva Noriega, echoed those sentiments, writing, “My heart is forever broken but you’re my special angel and we have each other’s hearts.”
She continued, “I know my mom was holding her arms out bringing you to Heaven. You are finally experiencing the most pure joy and happiness. I’ll see you one day my baby boy… your momma.”
In addition to his family, plenty of Cooper’s friends and loved ones paid tribute to the beloved TikTok star via social media, including his most recent ex-girlfriend, Sabrina Quesada.
“the light of my life, you’re the best thing that ever happened to me,” she captioned a series of photos. “i’m so sorry my love. may we meet again.”
As Page Six previously reported, Cooper was found dead outside of a Los Angeles-area mall on Thursday, hours after he posted a cryptic TikTok video about dying “young af.”
A cause of death has yet to be revealed.