Social media sensation Dazharia Shaffer, who was known online as Bxbygirlldee, died on Monday, Feb. 8 at the age of 18.
In a statement to People, Coroner Shane Evans with the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office confirms that they responded to a suicide death on Tuesday for Shaffer.
The teen’s parents confirmed the news of their daughter’s passing on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in a statement posted on their GoFundMe page and other social media.
Shaffer’s father, Raheem Alla – who also goes by Rodney Andry—shared on the page, “On February 8th my daughter dazharia has left us early and have been call[ed] up to fly with the angels. 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 [sic] home from being on the road.”
Dazhariaa reportedly shared what she called her ‘last post’ on her Instagram Monday.
According to OK! News, Noyes posted videos of herself singing and dancing and called it her “last post.” “Ok, I know I’m annoying y’all, this is my last post,” she wrote on her Instagram Story on Monday.
“I only wish she would have spoken to me about her stress and the thoughts of suicide. We could work thru this,” he continued. “I only want to hold you again my little jelly bean. Now I come home and your no longer gonna be there waiting for me. I have to let you fly with the angels. Daddy loves you.”
Jennifer Shaffer, the teen’s mother, also expressed her heartache in an emotional Facebook post. “I’m so heartbroken. I really can’t believe you’re going. I wish I was waiting on you to say it was a prank but it’s not. I wish to have died instead of u… rip my angel. Everyone talks about our bad times but never talk about the good times #babygirldee.”
Shaffer’s father thanked his daughter’s fans for their kind messages in a TikTok post, writing, “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.”
The young social media star had over one million followers on TikTok and over one hundred thousand Instagram followers.