KEY POINTS

  • The tragic news has been confirmed by her parents
  • Her father opened up about the star's mental health 
  • Dazharia posted her last video in November, 2020

Dazharia Shaffer, known to many as Bxbygirlldee on TikTok, died on Monday. The 18-year-old rising star, who had over 1.4 million followers on the video-sharing platform, reportedly died of suicide.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office in Louisiana confirmed her death on Tuesday, People reported. Shaffer's father, Raheem Alla, also confirmed the tragic news on TikTok.

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"I just want to thank everyone for their love and support of my daughter," Alla wrote in the caption. "Unfortunately, she is no longer with us and has gone to a better place." Alla, who goes by Rodney Andry on the GoFundMe created for his daughter, has raised over $4,000 of the $15,000 target.

Alla referred to the TikTok star as "jelly bean Dazharia." He also shared that his daughter struggled with mental health issues.

"My daughter dazharia has left us early and have been called up to fly with the angels. She was my little best friend and I wasn’t prepared in any way, to bury my child," Alla added. He recalled how happy Shaffer was whenever she used to see him coming back home from being on the road.

He wished that his daughter had discussed the suicidal thoughts and the stress she was going through with him to work through it. The social media star’s mother, Jennifer Shaffer, took to Facebook to confirm the tragic loss.

Dazharia's mother said she is heartbroken and that it's unbelievable that her daughter is no longer in this world. She wrote that she wished it were a prank but unfortunately, it’s isn't.

"I wishing could have died instead of u ...rip my angel Everyone talks about our bad times but never talk about the good times #babygirldee," she wrote.

The teen star also had thousands of followers on other social media platforms, such as YouTube and Instagram, ET Online reported. She posted a video in November 2020 featuring her father, who accompanied her for a pedicure session. Since the tragic news broke, the comment section of the video is filled with condolence messages.