There are so many popular accounts on TikTok that the community seems to face the loss of a prominent user fairly regular. Just recently, rumors began circulating that popular TikToker CyberMax had died unexpectedly. As the rumors began swirling, many fans wanted to know whether they were true, and if they were, how CyberMax had died at such a young age.
What happened to CyberMax?
It appears that the rumors of CyberMax's death are indeed true, and they were confirmed by his friend and fellow TikToker TheGreatLondini.
“I am greatly saddened by the news that, today, we lost my friend CyberMax,” the TikToker said. “He was one of the most kind and giving people I have ever met. To his family, I pray that God brings you peace in this tragic time. Rest in peace brother, you will never be forgotten.”
TheGreatLondoni didn't offer a cause of death for CyberMax, which has led many to wonder exactly how he died. CyberMax had more than 100,000 followers on TikTok, and posted a variety of videos to his channel that included everything from comedy sketches to lip-synching videos. Even as they try to figure out how he died, though, many fans have also paid tribute to him on some of his old videos.
Fans describe CyberMax as a life-changing figure.
Although CyberMax's audience was far from the largest on TikTok, it's clear that for those who followed him, he was an impactful voice.
“You changed so many lives, you will be missed. Thanks for being a friend,” one person wrote.
“You were an amazing soul and you made such a difference for so many people, RIP,” another added.
“My heart is broken. We just talked the other day, you are loved by many. Fly high," a third person wrote.
In the wake of the news of his death, CyberMax's TikTok account has received a surge in traffic. Those who were the TikToker's biggest fans have vowed to work to make sure his videos live on. Although he will likely be mourned in a more personal manner by those who knew him best, it's clear that those who only knew him because of his online persona were also impacted by his death.
CyberMax is just the latest TikTok star to die young.
Given the number of prominent TikTok users who have died, it's clear that mourning will always be a part of how TikTok operates. Plenty of people live long and fulfilling lives that have little to do with social media, but when you become a prominent figure online, fans have to know that you may not always be around. That's one of the risks of connecting with someone, either online or in real life.