THE dad of TikTok star Dazhariaa Quint Noyes says he "wished she had spoken to him about her thoughts of suicide" before the teen's tragic death.
The 18-year-old, also known as Dee, died on Monday just hours after she shared videos on Instagram, which she wrote was going to be her "last post".
The clips show the teen, who had more than one million followers on TikTok, singing and dancing.
Noyes captioned the post: "Ok, I know I’m annoying y’all, this is my last post."
Noyes's father Joseph Santiago confirmed that his daughter, known as bxbygirldee on TikTok, had died in an emotional statement.
"I just want to thank everyone for their love and support of my daughter," he wrote next to a TikTok montage of pictures of her.
"Unfortunately she is no longer with us and has gone to a better place."
It has not yet been confirmed how the young rising star died, but it is reported she hanged herselfaccording to the Daily Mail.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for the teen's funeral.
On the page, her father opened up about the family's grief.
He wrote: "On February 8th my daughter dazharia has left us early and have been call up to fly with the angels.
"She was my little best friend and I wasn’t prepared in no way, to bury my child.
"I only wish she would have spoken to me about her stress and the thoughts of suicide. We could work thru this."
More than $4,000 has already been donated towards the $15,000 target.
Her father added: "She was so happy, and would be so excited to see me when I come home from being on the road.
"I only want to hold you again my little jelly bean.
"Now I come home and your no longer gonna be there waiting for me.
"I have to let you fly with the angels. Daddy love you."
You’re not alone
EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.
It doesn't discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.
It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.
And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.
Yet it's rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.
That is why The Sun launched the You're Not Alone campaign.
The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.
Let's all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You're Not Alone.
If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:
- CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
- Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk
- Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393
- Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41
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The 18-year-old had amassed nearly 100,000 Instagram followers.
The teenager, from Baton Rogue, Louisiana, also had a YouTube page where she would vlog her life and attempt viral challenges.
Fans swarmed to social media to mourn the loss of Noyes.
"Rest In Peace gorgeous, this makes me so sad to hear that this happened. Your we’re definitely my favorite YouTube , tiktoker.
"It breaks my hurt so much to hear that this happened.it’s going to take me a while to get over that fact that this happened. This honestly broke my hurt so much," one comment read on YouTube.
"Rest In Peace to her beautiful soul . She was a strong women yet went through so much s***. Her heart was strong for too long until she couldn’t ):" another said.
"I can’t believe u gone I always watch youu you always make me laugh with ur videos," one user mourned on Instagram.
"i loved the vids you created .. you were a great person .. i’m so glad i followed you .. your vids were always worth it," another wrote.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.
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