TikTok personality Dazharia Shaffer, who was known as “Dee” on the video-sharing platform, has died, according to officials. She was 18.
In a statement to PEOPLE, Coroner Shane Evans with the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office confirms that they responded to a suicide death on Tuesday for Dazharia.
Dazharia’s father, Raheem Alla — who also goes by Rodney Andry — also confirmed her death in a video on TikTok.
“I just want to thank everyone for their love and support of my daughter,” he wrote beside a montage of photos together. “Unfortunately she is no longer with us and has gone to a better place.”
On a GoFundMe page that Alla created, he said his daughter — whom he lovingly referred to as his “little jelly bean” — died Monday and suggested that she struggled with her mental health.
“My daughter Dazharia has left us early and has been call[ed] up to fly with the angels,” the grieving father wrote. “She was my little best friend and I wasn’t prepared in no way, to bury my child.”
“She was so happy, and would be so excited to see me when I come home from being on the road,” he continued. “I only wish she would have spoken to me about her stress and the thoughts of suicide. We could work thru [sic] this.”
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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Joelle Goldstein