TikTok star Rory Teasley has died at just 28 years old, with his boyfriend suspected of murdering him.
Teasley, who was known as too2pump4tv on the social media platform, had amassed more than 200,000 followers and made his name for posting comedy and dance videos.
His boyfriend, Docquen Jovo Watkins, is now being held without bond in Oakland County Jail on a charge of homicide.
As per The Insider, Watkins is accused of strangling him after a fight over a video game, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office has said.
Authorities went headed to an apartment in Pontiac, Michigan on Thursday night after Watkins had reported that he and Teasley had got into an argument.
Upon their arrival, Teasley was found unconscious and not breathing, according to a news release circulated by the Sheriff’s office.
The 28 year-old was pronounced dead having been taken to hospital.
The argument between the couple supposedly arose when they were playing the multiplayer team-oriented shooter game Overwatch.
Watkins is now due in court for a probable cause conference on January 18 at Pontiac’s 50th District Court.
Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said:
We see far too often across the country these days when people resort to violence over trivial and insignificant disagreements.
There is never a reason where violence is acceptable over a disagreement. Those who do so will be held accountable.
Police said Rory and his boyfriend had been together for 10 years.
As news of his death spread, fans were quick to flock to the TikTok star’s last posted video to pay their tributes.
One wrote, ‘Rip … really hurt the city off this one you will be missed such a beautiful soul.’
Another added, ‘I cannot believe you are gone.’
A third commenter wrote, ‘Someone tell me this is a dream now?? Wake up and make a video today please.’
Teasley also had a large following on Instagram, with his account having more than 62,000 followers.
What turned out to be Teasley’s final TikTok video was posted last Thursday, and was a comedy skit about what turning 30 feels like.
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