Candice Murley, often known as Candi, was a TikTok star who died ‘unexpectedly’ at the age of 36.
Murley used her two TikTok accounts, one with over 20,000 followers and the other with over 17,000, to post videos of herself dancing and cooking.
Marsha McEvoy, the star’s sister, revealed the tragic news on a GoFundMe page put up to assist the family with burial expenses.
She wrote: ‘We have received some news no one wants to hear, tonight we lost a huge part of our family, my sister Candice
‘This was very unexpected, and our hearts are torn apart. Candice was so full of life and always lived life her own way. She was full of energy and loved to dance & listen to her music; can’t forget about her Bingo, oh how she loved her Bingo.
‘But more than anything in his world she loved her Son & her family dearly, we also can’t forget her cat Stash. We just know she is dancing in the sky now, we all know how much she believed in Heaven, she is certainly there.’
Marsha said of her sister’s TikTok success: ‘Most people knew her as Candi – famous for her TikToks.
‘She had a fan base like no other, she was entertainment at her best, with her dancing and her cooking, and let’s not forget her scatter singing with her mic. Let’s now look back at all her videos and keep them as our keepsakes to keep us smiling while we deal with this loss, she will be missed terribly by many.’
The fundraiser has raised more than $17,000 (£12,000) at the time of writing.
An update reads: ‘We are so overwhelmed with the support at this time, Candice was loved by so many and it certainly shows. Anything left over after her funeral expenses are taken care of including her headstone will be put in a trust for her Son Maxwell. Thank you for your donations and your shares.’
Her final video saw her lip-sync to an audio that joked: ‘I hate it when the voices inside my head go silent. Because then I don’t know what those f**kers are up to.’