Canadian influencer Megha Thakur has died “suddenly and unexpectedly” at the age of 21, her parents have announced.
The TikTok star, who was from Brampton, Ontario, was well known for promoting self-confidence and body positivity, with Thakur frequently sharing videos of herself dancing with her more than 930,000 followers on TikTok.
In a post to her Instagram on Tuesday, Thakur’s parents shared the news of her “unexpected” passing, writing: “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 24 November 2022 in the early morning hours.”
In the caption of the emotional post, the influencer’s parents then reflected on the type of person their daughter was, with Thakur’s mother and father describing the 21 year old as a “confident and independent young woman”.
“She will be dearly missed,” they wrote.