Musician and YouTube star Lil Bo Weep dead at 22

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By Carina Murphy

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Rising music and social media star Lil Bo Weep has died aged 22.

The Australian singer - real name Winona Brooks - tragically passed away on Thursday, March 3, according to a statement on Facebook from her father Matthew Schofield.

Schofield did not clarify the singer's cause of death, but did say that she had been struggling with "depression, trauma, PTSD and drug addiction."

"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 [Department of Foreign Affaird] but broken," he wrote.

"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 anymore and we lost her," the grieving father continued.

"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 universe wanting their angel back," he wrote.

Schofield went on to ask that people respect his privacy at this time, writing: "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."

The young musician had recently been mourning the anniversary of losing an unborn child. In her final Instagram post on Wednesday, she shared an emotional clip in which she spoke about her struggle with grief.

"I've been crying all day, so I'm sorry," she told her followers in the video. "But around this time last year, I lost my child and I would like to do something in remembrance of her, preferably spread some flowers at a beach and spend the day just mourning."

In the video's caption, she expanded on her recent mental health issues, writing: "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."

Lil Bo Weep first released music in 2015. Since then, she became popular online, with more than 36,000 SoundCloud followers, 124,000 YouTube subscribers, and 227,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please reach out for help and contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741, or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources.
Featured Image Credit: Konstantin Malkov / Alamy

Musician and YouTube star Lil Bo Weep dead at 22

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

Article saved!Article saved!

Rising music and social media star Lil Bo Weep has died aged 22.

The Australian singer - real name Winona Brooks - tragically passed away on Thursday, March 3, according to a statement on Facebook from her father Matthew Schofield.

Schofield did not clarify the singer's cause of death, but did say that she had been struggling with "depression, trauma, PTSD and drug addiction."

"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 [Department of Foreign Affaird] but broken," he wrote.

"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 anymore and we lost her," the grieving father continued.

"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 universe wanting their angel back," he wrote.

Schofield went on to ask that people respect his privacy at this time, writing: "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."

The young musician had recently been mourning the anniversary of losing an unborn child. In her final Instagram post on Wednesday, she shared an emotional clip in which she spoke about her struggle with grief.

"I've been crying all day, so I'm sorry," she told her followers in the video. "But around this time last year, I lost my child and I would like to do something in remembrance of her, preferably spread some flowers at a beach and spend the day just mourning."

In the video's caption, she expanded on her recent mental health issues, writing: "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."

Lil Bo Weep first released music in 2015. Since then, she became popular online, with more than 36,000 SoundCloud followers, 124,000 YouTube subscribers, and 227,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please reach out for help and contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741, or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources.
Featured Image Credit: Konstantin Malkov / Alamy