TikToker sadly dies after 'losing his long battle to mental illness'

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By James Kay

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TikToker VonViddy has sadly passed away following a "long battle with mental illness" after he posted a heartbreaking final video.

Known as VonViddy, but identified as Joe Muchlinski in real life, the talented content creator tragically died by suicide on Monday, leaving behind a profound video where he openly expressed his sentiments about being remembered, per TMZ.

Under the title 'It's all love,' VonViddy revealed one of his deepest fears, expressing his concern about being remembered solely as "an addict and an alcoholic who put his family through hell."

"I want to be remembered as a creator. As a creator of videos that made people laugh, and a creator of music," he said in the video.

VonViddy continued: "I also want to be remembered as a camp counselor who helped kids to make happy memories. I'd rather not be remembered as an addict and an alcoholic who put his family through hell. But unfortunately, that's also part of me. I feel so thankful to have such a following."

Expressing deep gratitude for his dedicated supporters, VonViddy concluded: "You guys mean the world to me. All in all, I've had a terrific life. I've got to visit the other side of the world, and I've made tons of friends from all walks of life. I have nothing to complain about, and I have nothing but peace and love for each and every one of you."

Following the video which alerted many of his followers to the unfolding situation, the TikToker's sister Martha confirmed that he had passed away.

She shared a touching compilation of childhood photographs, paying her heartfelt respects to the 32-year-old online creator.

"I want to confirm for his fans that he did lose his long battle with mental illness, and he did take his own life," Martha stated.

She went on to emphasize the positive impact TikTok had on his life, offering him joy, laughter, and a platform to spread positivity to others.

"Joe fought a really, really long, terrible battle with his mental illness," she shared. "And all we can hope now is that he's at peace. But I did want to provide that closure for anybody who was a VonViddy fan, just to let you know what happened."

Fans have flocked to pay tribute to the TikTok star, as one person said: "Your words are so haunting. I can't believe you're gone. Rest in peace, VonViddy. Much love to his family, I am so sorry for your loss."

A second added: "Aw, Joe. You are remembered. You fought so hard. I know you can’t read this final message, but you did good, man. You did good."

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Our thoughts are with VonViddy's family, friends, and fans at this time.

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org

Featured image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty

TikToker sadly dies after 'losing his long battle to mental illness'

vt-author-image

By James Kay

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TikToker VonViddy has sadly passed away following a "long battle with mental illness" after he posted a heartbreaking final video.

Known as VonViddy, but identified as Joe Muchlinski in real life, the talented content creator tragically died by suicide on Monday, leaving behind a profound video where he openly expressed his sentiments about being remembered, per TMZ.

Under the title 'It's all love,' VonViddy revealed one of his deepest fears, expressing his concern about being remembered solely as "an addict and an alcoholic who put his family through hell."

"I want to be remembered as a creator. As a creator of videos that made people laugh, and a creator of music," he said in the video.

VonViddy continued: "I also want to be remembered as a camp counselor who helped kids to make happy memories. I'd rather not be remembered as an addict and an alcoholic who put his family through hell. But unfortunately, that's also part of me. I feel so thankful to have such a following."

Expressing deep gratitude for his dedicated supporters, VonViddy concluded: "You guys mean the world to me. All in all, I've had a terrific life. I've got to visit the other side of the world, and I've made tons of friends from all walks of life. I have nothing to complain about, and I have nothing but peace and love for each and every one of you."

Following the video which alerted many of his followers to the unfolding situation, the TikToker's sister Martha confirmed that he had passed away.

She shared a touching compilation of childhood photographs, paying her heartfelt respects to the 32-year-old online creator.

"I want to confirm for his fans that he did lose his long battle with mental illness, and he did take his own life," Martha stated.

She went on to emphasize the positive impact TikTok had on his life, offering him joy, laughter, and a platform to spread positivity to others.

"Joe fought a really, really long, terrible battle with his mental illness," she shared. "And all we can hope now is that he's at peace. But I did want to provide that closure for anybody who was a VonViddy fan, just to let you know what happened."

Fans have flocked to pay tribute to the TikTok star, as one person said: "Your words are so haunting. I can't believe you're gone. Rest in peace, VonViddy. Much love to his family, I am so sorry for your loss."

A second added: "Aw, Joe. You are remembered. You fought so hard. I know you can’t read this final message, but you did good, man. You did good."

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Credit: TikTok

Our thoughts are with VonViddy's family, friends, and fans at this time.

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org

Featured image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty