The Heartbreaking Death Of YouTube Star Lil Bo Weep

On Thursday, rising social media musician Lil Bo Weep died. In an emotional post on Facebook, the father of Lil Bo Weep (or known by her real name, Winona Brooks) revealed that she had died after struggling with "depression, trauma, PTSD, and drug addiction." Her cause of death has not been released at the time of writing. "She fought hard against her demons as we all did, side by side next to her and picking up the broken pieces over and over again, but she could not fight any more, and we lost her," Matthew Schofield wrote of his daughter in the Facebook post. "As her dad, I am proud of her beyond words, as she is my hero, my daughter, and my best friend that I love so, so much. She is no longer hurting now with the universe wanting their angel back."

Since 2015, Australian-born Lil Bo Weep has been making music that has helped her amass a large following on SoundCloud, Spotify, and YouTube, according to People. Since achieving a bit of fame, the singer has worked hard to create a transparent space on her social media channels. Heartbreakingly, the musician's most recent post on Instagram revealed the depth of her internal struggle.

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Lil Bo Weep revealed that she was struggling to cope with a recent miscarriage

In Lil Bo Weep's most recent Instagram post, she openly cried and appeared to slur her words as she spoke about how she was struggling to cope on the one-year anniversary of her miscarriage. "I've been crying all day, so I'm sorry," Lil Bo Weep said in Wednesday's video. "But around this time last year, I lost my child and I would like to do something in remembrance of her, preferably spread some flowers at a beach and spend the day just mourning."

The musician also revealed the depth of her mental health struggles, including the impact of an eating disorder, in the caption of the video. "I'm NOT high, I am heavily dosed on Seroquel to avoid any psychosis from my CPTSD," Lil Bo Weep captioned the Instagram post. "Not only have I been mourning my child. I have recently found out my fertility has been affected by growing up with a severe eating disorder... I recommend to really think about what you're doing to yourself because I may never be able to have a full-term pregnancy or have a child of my own due to the way I treated my body."

Weep's cause of death remains unknown at the time of writing.

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