Another TikTok Star Gia Pastion Dead at 19
Another Tiktok star has gone too soon.
Gia Pastion, a Native American influencer from Canada known for her food videos through funny skits, died unexpectedly on June 11 at 19.
Her grieving family confirmed her passing through a social media post but did not provide further details.
Gia’s family has remained silent on the cause of her death and had set all her social media accounts to private.
“It is with great sadness that we, the family of Gia Pastion announce her sudden passing on June 11, 2022. We invite you to honor and celebrate Gia’s life,” her mother, Claudette Pastion, wrote on her Facebook account.
Gia’s wake and funeral service will be held at the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Community Hall. Her funeral service is to be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 11 AM, the post announced.
“At the request of the family, please do not wear red. Everyone is welcome. We thank you for all of your prayers & offers of support,” Claudette added.
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Gia Pastion was a digital creator known for her work on TikTok.
She often shared her love for food with her online followers through funny skits and food videos.
Pastion had nearly 50k followers on TikTok and garnered a total of 1.4million likes on her content.
In her last video – uploaded a day before her death – Pastion announced that she would post a week’s worth of food videos.
Pastion stated she needed help with the menu for her upcoming food truck project and asked fans to share their favorite pizza toppings.
Fellow TikTokers and fans of Pastion reacted to the news of her sudden death, flooding her comments section with condolences.
“Gia is a phenomenal, talented soul that inspires thousands, her legacy will continue as she’s made so many of us proud,” wrote one user. “Rest in paradise beautiful.
“Awe My sincere condolences!” said Jayroy Makokis a Native American TikToker with nearly a million followers on the platform.
Her death comes after the death of another TikTok star.
Last week, Cooper Noriega, 19, was found unconscious in a mall parking lot outside Los Angeles. The cause of his death has not been released.
“Our sources say Cooper was not in a vehicle, and there were no signs of trauma on his body. At this time, we’re told there’s no foul play suspected and an autopsy will be performed,” TMZ reported.
According to Los Angeles Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office, his cause of death has been “deferred,” pending additional investigation is needed.