Megha Thakur, Canadian TikTok star, died "suddenly and unexpectedly", her parents have announced. She was 21.
Thakur, who had over 930k followers on TikTok, was known for promoting body positivity. She also frequently shared videos of her dancing.
In an Instagram post from her profile, her parents shared that she died on November 24.
"It is with heavy hearts we announce the light of our life, our kind, caring, and beautiful daughter, Megha Thakur, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on November 24, 2022 in the early morning hours," they wrote.
In the emotional post, her parents described Megha as a confident and independent young woman.
"Megha was a confident and independent young woman. She will be dearly missed. She loved her fans and would have wanted you to know of her passing. At this time, we request your blessings for Megha. Your thoughts and prayers will be with her in her onward journey," her parents said.
Several fans took to Instagram and Twitter to pay her tribute to Megha Thakur.
just found out megha thakur passed (meghaminnd on ig) and this honestly broke my heart bc she's helped me so much with my body dysmorphia and feeling confident in my own skin and i just 💔💔💔💔💔 she had her whole life ahead of her and she had so much love to share i 💔💔💔💔— shuu (@chouxpastry) November 29, 2022
i still feel like it's not my place to grieve - but the least i can do is witness her meaningfully one last time. she was megha thakur/meghamind_ on TT/meghaminnd on IG. rest in peace you beautiful person :( pic.twitter.com/CQW6fZOnEl— Sukhnidh ⚆ _ ⚆ (@skhndh) November 29, 2022
Megha Thakur's parents moved to Canada when she was just one-year-old. After passing out from Mayfield Secondary School in 2019, she joined the Western University. She made her TikTok debut soon after joining the college.
Her videos often included references to popular celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Bella Hadid.
Megha Thakur was also popular on Instagram and had over 100,000 followers.