Six months after Cooper Noriega’s passing, the reason for his death was discovered.
Less than three weeks before his 20th birthday, on June 9, the TikTok star’s body was discovered in a Burbank, California, parking lot.
According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner, Noriega died as a result of the interaction of the opioid fentanyl, the anxiety medication lorazepam, and the tranquilizer alprazolam, popularly known as Xanax. Another important factor that significantly led to his death, according to the coroner, was that he had just taken clonazepam, another anxiety medication.
The coroner determined that Noriega’s death was an accident and that he passed away in a parking lot. Who else is thinking they gon die young af?, Noriega said in a video he made on TikTok, where he now has over 3 million followers, just before he passed away.
According to the report, the 19-year-old’s death was caused by the “combined effects” of multiple substances.
The report said that Noriega’s death was an accident after he consumed three substances: fentanyl, alprazolam, and lorazepam.
Four days prior, Noriega posted on social media that he was starting a Discord channel to talk about mental health and that his followers were welcome to join.
He remarked in a TikTok video, “If you’re truly into getting your feelings out, or anything, please join.” I built [the server] because I love you guys so much and struggle with it so much myself.
In a subsequent Instagram post, he stated, “I would like to use the power I’ve been given to build a space centered on spreading awareness and normalizing talking about mental illness.” One of the many lessons I’ve learned through battling addiction is that being around negative individuals will only drag you down.
Harold Noriega, Noriega’s father, broke his silence soon after his son’s passing and posted an emotional message on his Facebook.
“For my family and Myself, it has been a really trying day. This night, we lost our lovely 19-year-old Cooper “He wrote next to a photo of his deceased son.
“He was genuinely the love of Treva’s, Parker’s, and my life,” Harold continued. “He was adored by so many.” “The sorrow and loss cannot be adequately expressed in words.
This is not how it should be. Your kid shouldn’t be older than his parents.”
The bereaved parent continued, “Cooper has had such an impact on so many. He just launched a Discord chat for people to have a safe space to discuss mental health, and it quickly grew to thousands of users. My son was a Christian, and I am confident that he is now in God’s presence. I want to thank everyone. I adore every one of you.”
Text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 if you or someone you know needs mental health assistance to speak with a trained crisis counselor.