TikTok star Adam Perkins passes away aged 24
TikTok star Adam Perkins passes away aged 24: Internet sensation’s twin brother Patrick confirms news
- The internet sensation’s twin brother Patrick confirmed the news of his death on Instagram on Wednesday
- He revealed that Adam had passed away on April 11 but did not confirm any cause of death
- Following the news of Adam’s death, many devastated fans flooded social media with their tributes and offered their sympathies to Patrick
- Adam was most well-known for a 2015 viral clip on the now-defunct social media site Vine which saw him walk into the bathroom and say ‘Welcome to Chili’s’
- He released his debut album Latch Relay in 2018 under the name Plas Teg
TikTok star Adam Perkins has passed away aged 24.
The Boston-born internet sensation’s twin brother Patrick confirmed the news on Instagram, as he revealed the star had died on April 11 but did not disclose any cause of death.
As well as having thousands of TikTok followers, Adam was also known for an iconic clip on the social media site Vine which saw him parody an advert for the American restaurant chain Chili’s.
In his announcement, Patrick penned: ‘My brother, Adam Perkins, passed away this previous Sunday, 4-11-21.
Tragic news: TikTok star Adam Perkins has passed away aged 24. The internet sensation’s twin brother Patrick confirmed the news on Instagram on Wednesday
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‘I can’t even really put into words what this loss means for me. I’m often asked the question, ”what’s it like to be a twin?’ and my response is usually, ‘what’s it like to NOT be a twin?”…
‘Being a twin is a very central part of my identity. it’s all i’ve known. and i’m struggling to find the words to explain what it will be like for me to live in this world without him. my best friend.
‘In his honor, I will be releasing his album ‘Latch Relay’ on a limited edition vinyl. it will be the first release on Plas Teg Records (@plas.teg), a label that will seek to fulfill his musical destiny that was so tragically cut short.
‘I love you, my best friend Adam. 1997-forever.’
Emotional: In a moving tribute, Patrick revealed his brother had died on April 11 but did not confirm any cause of death
So sad: In his tribute Patrick wrote: ‘I’m struggling to find the words to explain what it will be like for me to live in this world without him’
Following the news of Adam’s death, many devastated fans flooded social media with their tributes and offered their sympathies to Patrick.
One wrote: ‘My heart aches for you Patrick. I’ve been fans of both of you for years, sending love and strength,’ while another added: ‘I’m so sorry, thinking of you.’
A third penned: ‘So deeply sorry man… sending so much love,’ with one also writing: ‘I can’t believe this I’m so so sorry.’
One fan also wrote: ‘Unbelievavbly tragic. Sorry for your indescribable loss,’ while another commented: ‘I’m so so so sorry 🙁 in my thoughts forever and ever.’
Heart-breaking: Following the news of Adam’s death, many devastated fans flooded social media with their tributes (pictured in his final Instagram post)
Saddening: Many offered their sympathies for Adam’s devastating brother Patrick as they shared their own tributes
‘I love you and Adam to the moon and beyond and to say I’m heartbroken is a huge understatement. I will cherish all the incredible hilarious memories we made together forever,’ one of Patrick’s followers wrote in a moving tribute.
Adam’s ex-boyfriend Kelton Elliott also took to social media to pen a lengthy tribute, along with a gallery of snaps from their relationship.
He wrote: ‘This past weekend my forever best friend and ex-boyfriend passed, and I’ve been devastated. We spent almost every day and night in 2020 and 2021 together in our little home until I temporarily relocated to Oregon.
‘We were there for each other during the hardest year of our lives. I could and have talked about him for hours, but I’m just saying one thing right now: Me and him discussed how we’d want to be remembered after we died, and he said he’d like to be remembered for his art, his music.
Devastating: Adam’s ex-boyfriend Kelton Elliott also took to social media to pen a lengthy tribute, along with a gallery of snaps from their relationship
Close: The snaps showed the pair together as Kelton said he was ‘devastated’ by his passing after they spent ‘much of 2020 and 2021 together’
‘The second slide is a screenshot of Redwood Reverie, the track on Spotify he most liked sharing with his coworkers and friends. It’s from his 2018 album Latch Relay, and it’s one of my favorite songs of his along with The Engine and Arms Akimbo.
‘Last week he was working on more to release. Give his music a listen, and know that the artist was loved so so so much. The link in my bio takes you to his Spotify.’
While he boasted over 19,000 followers on TikTok, Adam was most well-known for a 2015 viral clip on the now-defunct social media site Vine.
Distraught: Kelton added: ‘We were there for each other during the hardest year of our lives. I could and have talked about him for hours’
Supportive: In his lengthy tribute, Kelton added that Adam would want to be remembered for ‘his art and his music’
In the six-second video, he could be seen walking into a bathroom in his boxers and saying: ‘Hi, welcome to Chili’s’ – to mock the tagline for a series of ads for the US restaurant chain Chili’s.
The clip sparked a slew of parodies and remixes, and gained over 20 million loops in a year.
Adam and Patrick often made Vine videos together, and he even featured in the video which sees him vape a cloud of smoke which is blown away, before turning to the camera and saying: ‘Adam!’
Past: Adam was born and raised in Boston until he was six, and had regularly appeared in Vines with his twin brother Patrick until the platform was shut down in 2016
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