Brampton TikTok star Megha Thakur dead at 21
Published December 1, 2022 at 10:07 am
Brampton TikTok star Megha Thakur has died, leaving hundreds of thousands of followers in shock over the influencer’s sudden passing.
“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,” reads a tribute post from Thakur’s family on her Instagram page.
The 21-year-old social media personality and Western University student found fame on social media platform TikTok. She amassed over 928,000 followers and 32 million likes spreading her message of self-empowerment, body positivity and self confidence.
@meghamind_ YOU’RE in charge of your destiny. Remember that 💫 #confidence #selflove ♬ original sound – Megha
The Brampton TikTok star also had a sizable following on Instagram with over 101,000 followers, and a podcast called MeghaMind.
“Who cares about what other people think of you, who cares about changing who you are to fit someone else’s idealization of who you should be,” she told the Western University Gazette in 2021. “You should just be yourself and be attuned to what you want and what your values are.”
Thakur’s parents said their daughter “was a confident and independent young woman.”
“She loved her fans and would have wanted you to know of her passing,” Thakur’s parents said in a post on Instagram. “At this time, we request your blessings for Megha. Your thoughts and prayers will be with her in her onward journey.”
Fans took to social media to mourn Thakur as a role model and inspiration.
“Thank you for teaching me to learn to love myself. You changed my life,” wrote one fan on Thakur’s TikTok page.
“I am in disbelief,” wrote another. “I’ve rarely ever shed tears for someone I’ve looked up to on social media, but I’m crying as I type this. I don’t know what to say.”
A funeral service was held for Thakur in Brampton on Tuesday.
Thakur studied computer science at Western University in 2021.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising