TikTok star Dazharia Schaffer dies aged 18 in apparent suicide
TikTok and YouTube personality Dazharia Shaffer has died at the age of 18. Her father Joseph Santiago
confirmed the news on a GoFundMe page set up and said it was a case of suicide.
Santiago shared a montage of pictures of his daughter on TikTok and wrote:
‘I just want to thank everyone for their love and support of my daughter. Unfortunately,
she is no longer with us and has gone to a better place.’
On February 8th, my daughter Dazharia has left us early and have been called up to fly with the angels,
” Santiago, who goes by Raheem Alla on TikTok, wrote.
“She was my little best friend and I wasn’t prepared in any way, to bury my child. She was so happy and
would be so excited to see me when I come home from being on the road. [sic]”
“I only wish she would have spoken to me about her stress and the thoughts of suicide.
We could work thru this,” he added. “I only want to hold you again my little jelly bean.
Now I come home and you’re no longer gonna be there waiting for me.
I have to let you fly with the angels. Daddy loves you. [sic]”
Shaffer was known online by her username Bxbygirlldee and had over one million followers on TikTok and
major following in Instagram and YouTube as well.