Inspirational teen YouTube star Alex Dragomir, a ok a Sir Kipsta, who was remembered for his ardour for the Manchester United soccer crew and his means to stay upbeat, died Thursday following cardiac surgical procedure. He was 17.
His sister alerted followers on his Twitter account Thursday evening that, after a seven-hour coronary heart transplant operation, he had handed.
“Helllo, as you all may already know my brother handed away at this time he had a really exhausting operation which lasted 7 hours however his coronary heart couldn’t take it anymore, he was too weak to outlive,” she wrote. “Heaven gained one other angel he was my rock my all the things. RIP Alex.”
The British teen had blogged and streamed about his bout with sickness from his hospital mattress within the days main as much as his loss of life.
Previous to his surgical procedure, he posted an update from the intensive care unit, urging his supporters to “pray” for his restoration.
“Moving into for a life saving process if it don’t work then it’s been a good time folks thanks for all you’ve finished for me however we pray we see it via and we pray we get fatter and fitter after it for them to see progress and never say they will’t do something after surgical procedure,” Dragomir wrote.
He was open about his sickness, retaining his viewers updated about his journey. A month prior, he notified followers that he could be moved into the hospital full-time whereas he waited for a coronary heart transplant. “After what I believed was every week of development in hospital, I’ve been hit with very very exhausting information for a 17 yr outdated to take,” he wrote.
In the course of the month he was within the hospital, Dragomir stored his spirits up by livestreaming from his YouTube account. From telling tales to importing meals critiques, his effort to remain optimistic via a darkish time impressed his encouraging viewers, whose circulation of infinite assist stored him upbeat.
“That’s what will get me via,” he stated in a submit on June 5. “I promise I’ll give my greatest shot, and I gained’t let nothing cease me from giving my greatest shot.”
His sister additionally echoed his sentiments in a submit in a while Thursday: “All of the messages stored his head up. He carried on as a result of all the great assist he had from twitter.“
His followers even got here collectively to lift cash for his coronary heart process, garnering greater than 12,000 euros via the donation platform GoFundMe after his mom give up her job to assist her son via his time within the hospital.