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TikTok star dead at 28: Idan Ohayon earned millions of likes mocking his weight

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Israeli TikTok star Idan Ohayon, who became famous for mocking his own obesity on camera, has died unexpectedly at 28.

Ohayon, who boasted over 140,000 followers and 2 million likes on the platform, reportedly passed away Wednesday night at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, local news outlet Ynetnews.com reported. The social media star’s family confirmed that he died of a medical issue but did not elaborate.

Ohayon became an instant sensation after posting videos of himself eating food and lampooning his own weight.

“One day, I decided to return to social media, so I uploaded a video on TikTok,” Ohayon said several months ago while describing his meteoric rise to social media stardom. “Suddenly, I reached 300,000 views in 24 hours, so I posted another video and another one, and views kept coming.”

The unabashed foodie, who also had 52,000 Instagram followers, added, “I returned to my old life and gained a lot of followers and it was cool. People even recognized me when I was walking on the street and asked for selfies.”

Ohayon frequently poked fun at his own weight on camera.

Ohayon appeared on the reality show "The Creatoks," in which he competed with other influencers for the title of best content creator in Israel.
Ohayon appeared on the reality show “The Creatoks,” in which he competed with other influencers for the title of best content creator in Israel.

Ohayon's family said his death was due to a medical issue but didn't elaborate.
Ohayon’s family said his death was due to a medical issue but didn’t elaborate.

Ohayon boasted over 140,000 followers and 2 million likes on TikTok at the time of his death.
Ohayon boasted over 140,000 followers and 2 million likes on TikTok at the time of his death.

The Israeli influencer gained further recognition several months ago after getting cast on a documentary series named “The Creatoks,” where he vied with other social media stars for for the title of best content creator in Israel.

In his final post on Monday, which amassed 1.4 million views, Ohayon was seen eating a hearty Ethiopian meat dish called Doro Wat.

His legions of adoring fans were devastated over his loss and took the comments sections of TikTok and Instagram to pay tribute to the late social media star.

"One day, I decided to return to social media, so I uploaded a video on TikTok," Ohayon said while describing his meteoric rise to social media stardom. "Suddenly, I reached 300,000 views in 24 hours, so I posted another video and another one, and views kept coming."
“One day, I decided to return to social media, so I uploaded a video on TikTok,” Ohayon said while describing his meteoric rise to social media stardom. “Suddenly, I reached 300,000 views in 24 hours, so I posted another video and another one, and views kept coming.”

Ohayon frequently filmed himself eating various foods.
Ohayon frequently filmed himself eating various foods.

In his final video, posted Monday, the influencer was seen eating Doro Wat, an Ethiopian meat dish.
In his final video, posted Monday, the influencer was seen eating Doro Wat, an Ethiopian meat dish.

“My heart is torn to pieces, such a young man,” wrote one crestfallen fan. “May his memory be blessed.”

Another said, “I’ve known you since you started with the network, I’ll miss you dear friend.”

Ohayon’s funeral was held Wednesday in the Israeli city of Kiryat Gat. 



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