Siya Kakkar

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Siya Kakkar
Born
Siya Kakkar

(2004-09-09)9 September 2004[1]
Died24 June 2020(2020-06-24) (aged 15)
Delhi, New Delhi, India
Cause of deathSuicide by hanging
Occupation
Years active2019–2020
Known forTikTok

Siya Kakkar (9 September 2004 – 24 June 2020) was an Indian teenage TikToker, Instagram model and dancer. Siya Kakkar rose to prominence and gained popularity on social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram.[2][3] She was well known for sharing music video clips of herself performing dance rituals. As of June 2020, she had around 1.1 million followers on TikTok.[4] She died on 24 June 2020; however, some sources such as India Today claimed that she died on 25 June 2020 instead.[5]

Death[edit]

She was reported to have died by suicide at her residence in Geeta Colony, Delhi on 24 June 2020 at the age of 15.[6][7] The Delhi police confirmed that Kakkar who was a minor died by suicide at around 9pm by hanging from the ceiling fan in a room.[8][better source needed][failed verification] The police were reported to have received a phone call from one of Siya's family members on the night of the incident. Siya was taken to the hospital immediately but was reported to have died on arrival and her body was delivered to her family for last rites.[9]

Her suicide was compared to the death of popular Indian Bollywood star & actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Her death sparked shock waves in social media and also triggered debates and discussions regarding depression among young children and teenagers during the COVID-19 pandemic.[10] Prior to her death, she was believed to have uploaded her latest TikTok video within the space of 20 hours which eventually received over 17 million views.[11] Her death was also confirmed by her manager Arjun Sarin.[12][13] No suicide note was found at her house after her death.[14][15]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Siya Kakkar Wiki, Age, Death, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More" (Press release). Unknown. 24 June 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2020 – via The Wiki Feed.
  2. ^ Wings, Aryan (27 June 2020). "Siya Kakkar Wiki, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Death, Biography & Facts". Wiki Folder. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  3. ^ Bailey-Millado, Rob (26 June 2020). "Siya Kakkar, teen TikTok star with 1.1 million followers, dead at 16". New York Post. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Article show". photogallery.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  5. ^ "TikTok Star Siya Kakkar Dead at 16". NBC New York. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  6. ^ Roberto, Melissa (26 June 2020). "TikTok star Siya Kakkar dead by suicide at 16: reports". Fox News. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  7. ^ Rob Picheta; Swati Gupta. "Siya Kakkar, teenage TikTok star, has died, her manager confirms". CNN. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  8. ^ Pike, Molly (26 June 2020). "TikTok star Siya Kakkar's death confirmed as suicide by police". mirror. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  9. ^ Jun 26, TNN |; 2020; Ist, 08:55. "Siya Kakkar Tik Tok: 17-year-old social media star kills self in east Delhi | Delhi News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 June 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  10. ^ "No Sushant Singh Rajput case angle in TikTok star Siya Kakkar suicide, says Delhi Police". Zee News. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  11. ^ "16-year-old TikTok star Siya Kakkar dies". CTVNews. 27 June 2020. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  12. ^ "Popular 16-year-old social media star commits suicide; fans mourn her loss - Times of India ►". Wiki folder. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  13. ^ "Siya Kakkar, Teen TikTok Star With 1.9 Million Followers, Dead at 16: Reports". www.yahoo.com. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  14. ^ Daily, Keralakaumudi. "TikTok star Siya Kakkar found hanging in Delhi". Keralakaumudi Daily. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  15. ^ Reporter?, Staff (25 June 2020). "TikTok star found dead at residence". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 28 June 2020.