A TikTok star who became popular for posting videos of herself eating weird snacks and expired food has died at the age of 33.
Taylor LeJeune – known online as Waffler69 – has 1.8 million followers Tik Tokwhere he posted videos showing him eating strange, sometimes expired foods, including 1960 canned ham, reindeer meat and baby food.
Taylor’s younger brother, Clayton Claydorm, broke the news to fans in a TikTok video.
“My brother Taylor … died of a presumed heart attack on January 11, 2023 at around 10pm,” he said.
“He was rushed to hospital and, I would say, an hour and a half later he passed away. It’s still pretty new.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen in the near future…but I figured I’d get on TikTok and let everyone know.”
Mr. Claydorm also confirmed his brother’s death to NBC News.
He said he got a call from their mother saying she needed their car to take LeJeune, who lives in Louisiana, to the hospital because he couldn’t breathe.
An ambulance took him to hospital, where he died, Mr Claydom said.
He added that both LeJeune’s father and grandfather died of heart failure before the age of 50.
Mr Claydorm set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to pay for his mother’s funeral.
The page has raised more than $11,000, and he wrote in an update: “It’s crazy to see how many people outside of my small family circle really love my brother.”
In one of waffler69’s last TikTok videos before his death, he ate a large fruit circle dipped in milk at the suggestion of a follower.
His brother asked fans to show their love by rewatching and sharing the video.
“Please keep his legacy alive,” he said in a TikTok video. “Watching his content, he does come out. Keep him alive. He likes to make people happy.”