TikTok star Cooper Noriega’s cause of death has been confirmed by the Los Angeles coroner six months after his death, multiple news outlets have reported. The social media star’s body was found on June 9 in a mall parking lot in Burbank, California. Paramedics were unable to revive him.
He was 19. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner reported that Noreaga died from the combined effects of several drugs, including fentanyl, lorazepam, and alprazolam. The latter two are drugs commonly known by the brand names Ativan and Xanax; They are prescribed to treat anxiety and other conditions.
Recent clonazepam, another anxiety medication, contributed to Noriega’s death, the coroner said. The death was ruled an accident. Hours before his death, Noriega was lying in bed and posted a TikTok: “Who feels young!€.”
Four days earlier, he said he was creating a Discord account called “Cops Advice,” a safe space to discuss addiction and mental illness. He also opened up about his struggles with addiction, which he says started when he was 9 years old.
“I want to use the influence I’ve been given to create a space built to spread awareness and normalize mental illness,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “My goal is to eventually open a rehab where people don’t get hurt after recovery and people trust the staff.”
More than 3.2 million users follow Noriega’s TikTok account. Since his death, members of his family have posted on his Instagram account asking Cope for advice on making his vision a reality. “We will spend the rest of our lives fulfilling everything Cooper dreamed of.
We will forever honor his legacy,” the family said in a statement in June. , aims to become a leader in a movement to rethink how to understand and address addiction, particularly among GenZ members.
“Cooper’s life and work shine a light on the urgent need to decriminalize addiction and support holistic mental health, and Coop’s advice will ensure the light continues to shine,” reads the foundation’s site.