Fans of TikTok sensation Megha Thakur are mourning her sudden death.
The 21-year-old from Brampton, Ontario was born in India and spoke Hindi. She gained a huge following by speaking out against body shaming and sending positive messages to her 931,400 followers.
Her profile urged everyone to “be you, be confident.”
“It is with heavy hearts we announce the light of our life, our kind, caring, and beautiful daughter, Megha Thakur, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on November 24, 2022 in the early morning hours.”
The post went on to describe her vibrant personality and her feelings for her fans.
“Megha was a confident and independent young woman,” her parents wrote. “She will be dearly missed. She loved her fans and would have wanted you to know of her passing. At this time, we request your blessings for Megha. Your thoughts and prayers will be with her in her onward journey.”
In one post in June, Thakur spoke about her desire to be White when she was growing up. She talked about her aunties body shaming her when she was just six and said it was not her problem if her uncles are “sexualizing me.”
“I have an army of hot girls supporting me so Bridgerton wasn’t the last you saw of Brown girl power. I’m just getting started,” she boldly stated.
Beauty Tok sensation Stephanie Valentine, better known as Glamzilla, posted a heartfelt message.
“My dearest Megha, this is absolutely devastating. Sending your family so much love. I’m so truly saddened by the loss of a creative genius.”
Content creator Jackie Wyers said “Megha is beautiful inside and out” and journalist Brooke Houghton added “She was such a talented and kind young woman. May she Rest In Peace.”
Details of Thakur’s death have not been publicly revealed.
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