TikTok Star VonViddy Dies by Suicide: A Tribute to His Life and Work

Russell Nketiah Tannor

TikTok Star VonViddy Dies by Suicide: A Tribute to His Life and Work

The TikTok community is mourning the loss of one of its popular creators, VonViddy, who died by suicide at the age of 32. His real name was Joe Muchlinski, and he was known for his comedy and music videos that often featured his family and friends.

His sister, Martha Muchlinski, confirmed his death in a TikTok video posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. She said that he had been struggling with mental illness for a long time and that he took his own life on Monday, August 21, 2023. She thanked his fans for their support and said that he loved making people laugh.

"Joe fought a really, really long, terrible battle with his mental illness and all we can hope now is that he's at peace," she said in the video.

VonViddy had more than 172,000 followers and 8.8 million likes on TikTok, where he had been posting since 2019. He had also released several songs on Spotify and YouTube under the name Von Viddy. Some of his most popular videos included parodies of celebrities like Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift.

Hours before his death, he uploaded a final video on TikTok, where he expressed his gratitude for his life and his fans. He also said that he wanted to be remembered as a creator of videos that made people laugh and a creator of music. He added that he was also proud of being a camp counselor who helped kids make happy memories.

"I have nothing to complain about, and I have nothing but peace and love for all of you," he said in the video.

His fans were shocked and saddened by the news of his death. Many of them left comments on his videos and social media accounts, expressing their condolences and appreciation for his work. They also shared their own stories of how he helped them cope with their own mental health issues.

"Rest in genuine peace, Joe. You fought a long, hard battle and you've earned your rest. Those of us here will remember you and miss you," wrote one fan.

"Aw, Joe. You are remembered. I know you can't read this final message, but you did good, man. You did good," wrote another fan.

"Von Viddy we love you. Thank you for all of the laughs. Truly heartbreaking," wrote a third fan.

His sister also posted another video on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, where she shared some family photos of him and said that she wished he could see how much he was loved.

"I'll love you forever, Joe. I promise," she said in the video.

VonViddy's death is a tragic reminder of the importance of mental health awareness and support. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988, text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or go to 988lifeline.org.

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