Singer-YouTuber Lil Bo Weep dies at 22

Canberra, March 8 : Australian singer, rapper and YouTube personality Lil Bo Weep, has died. Born Wiona Brooks, Bo died on March 3, her father Matthew Schofiled confirmed the news on Facebook. He wrote, “This weekend we lost the fight for my daughter’s life against depression, trauma, PTSD and drug addiction that we have been fighting since we got her back from America through emergency repatriation DFAT but broken. “She fought hard against her demons as we all did side by side next to her and picking up the broken pieces over and over again but she could not fight any more and we lost her. “As her dad I am proud of her beyond words as she is my hero , my daughter and my best friend that I love so so much. She is no longer hurting now with the verse wanting their angel back. “A big part of me is lost at the moment but I ask respectfully that my close friends try not to ring me until I get someway through this. “ALWAYS IN MY HEART . I LOVE MY WINNIE. Lil Bo Weep.” Her death was first confirmed by rapper smrtdeath on March 6, with Lil Bo Weep having been featured on his track ‘far away’. She had reportedly been struggling with mental health issues for some time and the last few years had been particularly difficult. As of now, however, no cause of death has been specified. Her songs ‘CODEPENDENCY’ and ‘not ok but its ok’ were streamed on Spotify over 5 million and 12 million times respectively and she launched two EPs. Her last post was a minute-and-a-half-long song titled “PTSD.” In her most recent Instagram post on March 2, she shared that she was mourning the anniversary of losing a child. “I would like to do something in remembrance of her, preferably spread some flowers at a beach and spend the day just mourning,” she said. “I’d really appreciate if anyone online would be kind enough to do that for me and with me.” In the video, she is seen crying and explained her sorrow in the caption, “I am heavily dosed on seroquel to avoid any psychosis from my CPTSD (Complete Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Not only have I been mourning my child, I have recently found out my fertility has been affected by growing up with a severe eating disorder.” Before sharing her emotional video, she posted a photo of her baby bump on February 26 where she captioned, “mourning you”. In her last days, she let her online platform be a safe space for her fans, writing on Twitter that she “made a public TikTok completely unfiltered for those who wish to let the curiosity flow.” She said, “I will be doing my best to video answer any comments left on this account. This is a safe space for those who wish to hear my opinions, answers and all of that fun stuff.” ANV ING

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