A TIKTOK star who battled a rare kind of cancer passed away at the age of 18 in this case.
Harrison Gilks, a Canadian, had amassed a sizable following on social media by chronicling his quest to cross everything off his bucket list.
On March 30, the social media celebrity “passed away quietly” with his parents, brother, and mother by his side.
Rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft tissue cancer, was Harrison’s primary diagnosis.
His devastated family praised him as a “inspiration to many” in an impassioned tribute.
They said: “His smile could light up a room, his laugh could cheer anyone up.
“He was our sunshine on a cloudy day.
“He always found good in every situation and touched the lives of many with his messages of hope and encouragement through his TikTok videos, where he chronicled and shared his journey with cancer with the world.”
Harrison received chemotherapy and radiation treatments for several months after receiving a cancer diagnosis in November 2020.
In February 2022, he was in remission, but by June, his physicians declared that the cancer had come back and was no longer curable.
Harrison, a brave man, decided to post about his cancer battle on TikTok.
In a video posted last July, he said: “This isn’t the normal type of stuff I post, but I found out today that I have terminal cancer..
“I was cancer-free for a little bit, but unfortunately, it came back.
“The reason I’m making this and putting it out there is because I’d like to make a little series.
“I’m gonna go out and do a bunch of stuff that I’ve always wanted to do, maybe skydiving, stuff along those lines.”
He continued by posting videos of himself skiing, attending a music festival, traveling abroad, and riding in a helicopter.
Recall that Ghana 2pac, a well-known Ghanaian Tiktoker, apparently passed away last Thursday in his apartment in Kumasi.
The Asakaa Boys, a hip-hop group from Kumasi, announced the sad news on his social media accounts. Musician Jay Bhad.
He shared a video of Ahuofe with the moving caption, “Life is too short, rest well Ahuofe. You will be mourned always.”
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