TikTok personality Caitlyn Loane has died at the age of 19, her father has said.
The Australian social media star was followed by more than 60,000 people thanks to her popular videos about life as a farmer on her family’s property in Tasmania.
Some of her videos attracted more than five million views.
The fourth generation farmer was considered something of a trailblazer for women in the agricultural sector. Her father, Phillip Loane, told Mercury that she was “a lovely, crazy woman who was an invaluable member” of the family.
“Words cannot describe our loss,” he said.
Sir. Loane did not reveal the cause of her daughter’s death, but said that “every day should be ‘RU OK?’ day”.
“Her smile lit up the room,” said Caitlyn’s mother, Richele. “She was not afraid to get her hands dirty – in some photos she has mud up to her knees.”
Caitlyn’s friends and family paid tribute to her on social media. Devonport Football Club, of which Caitlyn was a member, expressed their “sadness and regret” over the news of her death.
Her family said she left a “lasting legacy for young people in the agricultural industry” and will be remembered for her caring nature.
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