Gabriel Salazar, a top star on social networking site TikTok, was said to have died in a car accident at the age of 19. His friends have praised him online.
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Gabriel Salazar, friends of the TikTok star, paid tribute to him after he died in a car accident at the age of 19.
The teen is said to have died in a traffic accident in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday.
While his death has yet to be officially confirmed, his devastated friends have begun leaving tributes to him online.
Gabriel has amassed over a million followers on TikTok under his username @gabenotbabe.
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He would regularly post funny videos of himself and his friends, as well as videos of himself syncing songs.
Fellow social media star Ricky Flores shared his grief on Instagram as he posted a series of photos of him and Gabriel together.
He wrote: “Go, brother. Words can’t even explain how I feel right now. Man, I’d do anything to get you back now, brother.”
Ricky also shared a link to a GoFundMe page that was set up to raise money for a memorial to his late friend.
Titled “Gabi’s Memorial Fund,” he says, “I don’t know what’s real and not real anymore, but unfortunately we got so far in a car crash on September 26 that we couldn’t believe it the moment we found out. I don’t really want to get into the details because It’s hard for us even to talk about the pain he’s been in. I never expected this to happen but now you’re watching over us.
“Gabriel loved his family and was always hanging out with her little sister and brother. He was always there with a big smile and hugs, and his family will never forget those warm moments. He was so funny with humor and quiet sarcasm I can’t believe I’m sitting here writing this, how is this real life?”
“Words cannot express the sadness our entire community feels over the loss of Gabriel. Your family and friends miss you.
“We are asking for support for his family. There will be lost time from work and funeral expenses which will be huge for his family. Please consider making a donation and at least help relieve this grief and pressure on his parents.”
The page aims to raise $25,000 and at the time of writing it has just under 1,000 donations totaling $16,404.