Australian TikTok star dies suddenly at 19

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A 19-year-old TikTok star in Australia has died.

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Caitlyn Loane was a rising star on the social media platform, where she shared her life as a young, female, fourth-generation farmer.

Over 50,000 followers watched as Loane showcased her life in Tasmania’s agriculture industry.

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“I’m still lost for words,” her mother, Richele Loane, told Daily Mail Australia, which reported that Caitlyn took her own life.

“It’s been a very tough day and the days are not getting any easier.”

She added that there were no warning signs.

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“There are no answers for us, there’s no reasons, no whys. She had a crop in the ground. Her future was extremely bright.”

Caitlyn’s father, Phillip Loane called his daughter “a lovely, crazy young woman who was an invaluable member of our family,” confirming her sudden death, telling The Mercury, “Words can’t describe our loss.”

The cause of death has not been made known, but her father told the news outlet that “every day should be ‘R U OK?’ Day.”

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R U OK? Day is a national day of action in Australia, reminding people that it’s OK, every day, to check in with someone who may be suffering in silence.

R U OK? Is a suicide prevention charity in Australia that encourages all to notice the signs of mental health struggles.

Loane worked at her family’s farm as a livestock manager with a passion for cattle. Her mother, Richele Loane, said her daughter will be remembered for her “nurturing and caring nature,” and an inspiration to young female agriculture workers everywhere.

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“Her smile lit up the room,” said Richele. “She wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty – in some photos she has mud up to her knees.”

Comments from Loane’s fans came pouring in after learning of her death, paying tribute to the “beautiful cowgirl.”

Caitlyn’s final TikTok video was posted on June 27, where she lip-synced to a country song with the lyrics, “How far would you drive for the girl of your dreams?” and showed images of her working on the farm.

The caption of the video read: “What about to Tasmania?”

Aside from her love of farming, Loane also played for the Devonport Football Club.

They released a statement on their Facebook page, expressing their “deep sadness and regret” of her passing.

“The past week has put into context what really matters in life, and has reminded us all that football, as unifying as it is, is just a game after all.”

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