TikTok star Anthony Barajas has died after a fatal cinema shooting in which his date also died in front of him
TikTok star Anthony Barajas has died after a fatal shooting at the cinema in which his date also died in front of him.
He had been on life support in hospital since Monday’s shooting before he died on Saturday, aged just 19.
Anthony was shot in the eye and TMZ reported that authorities have a suspect, who they say faces multiple charges.
Anthony had developed a huge fanbase on TikTok, under the name itsanthonymichael, with nearly a million followers.
Date social media influencer Rylee Goodrich, 18, was shot in the head and died instantly in the incident, which happened at a movie theater in Corona, California.
Authorities reportedly said the shooting does not appear to have been provoked, as their suspect had no connection to Anthony or Rylee.
Corona Police said in a statement Saturday, “The Corona Police Department was notified of the death of Anthony Barajas early this morning. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends.”
A GoFundMe for Anthony has raised more than $74,000 to cover medical costs, nearly tripling its original goal, after being started by Barajas’ family.
Fund organizer Julia Barajas wrote: “Anthony was the light of so many peoples [sic] lives and there are tough times ahead, but we have amazing family and friends to get through this.”
Anthony’s content includes clips documenting family vacations and comedy skits as well as reflections on past relationships and videos of him hanging out with friends.
In his final video, posted days before filming, Anthony said he was on vacation with his family and jokingly interviewed all of his family members about how the vacation went.
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