TikTok influencer Rory Teasley has died at 28 after his boyfriend of 10 years allegedly
strangled him during a fight over a video game, according to Michigan’s Oakland
County Sheriff’s Department.
Rory Teasley, 28, was found unresponsive after cops were called to an apartment in
Pontiac, Michigan on Thursday night.
He was pronounced dead by medics after being taken to hospital.
Cops accused the TikTok star’s boyfriend Docquen Jovo Watkins of strangling him
after a fight over the 2016 shooter game Overwatch, Insider reports.
Watkins was charged with homicide and is being held without bond, according to
Oakland County jail records.
He is due in court for a probable cause conference on January 18, police say.
Tiktoker Teasley was known for posting comedy and dance clips on social media site
and had over 200,000 followers.
He last posted on TikTok on Thursday where he shared a satirical clip about turning
- In the video, the star appeared to be “struggling” getting off the sofa.
Dozens of tributes have been posted as reports of Rory’s death emerged.
One said: “RIP really hurt the city off this one you will be missed such a beautiful soul (sic).”
Another commented: “It’s sad you didn’t even get to make it to 30… we love u Rory (sic).”
The TikToker’s management team didn’t respond to Insider’s requests for comment.