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TikTok star Megha Thakur passes away

The Indian-origin Canadian influencer passed away "suddenly and unexpectedly" on November 24, her parents said in a statement on her official Instagram page.

(Photo source: @meghaminnd/ Instagram screen grab)

Popular TikTok star Megha Thakur, known for her videos advocating for body positivity, has died, her parents have announced.

The Indian-origin Canadian influencer passed away “suddenly and unexpectedly” on November 24, her parents said in a statement on her official Instagram page.

“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,” it said.

The influencer lived in Brampton, Ontario in Canada and enjoyed a huge following on TikTok and Instagram owing to videos about body positivity and self-confidence. She had over 9 lakh followers on TikTok and 1 lakh on Instagram.

In their statement, Thakur’s parents described her as a confident and independent young woman.

“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,” they added.

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A funeral service for Thakur was held on November 29.

First published on: 03-12-2022 at 18:27 IST
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