Keenan Cahill, a well-liked YouTube creator who has lip-synced movies with celebrities like 50 Cent, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and extra, died on Thursday after present process open-heart surgical procedure on December 15.
He was 27 years outdated.
“Keenan is an inspiration and let’s have a good time by remembering all of the content material he has created, the artists he has labored with, the music he has produced, and the love he has for everybody who has supported him over time,” his official Fb account stated on Friday. The household created a GoFundMe account to assist pay for the funeral.
Cahill had Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome, which might trigger coronary heart illness and bodily limitations just like dwarfism. Recognized at age 1, he underwent a bone marrow transplant in 1997 and a number of other different surgical procedures over time to assist deal with the genetic illness.
On Cahill’s YouTube account, which has roughly 721,000 subscribers, his movies have been considered greater than 500 million instances. He launched his first lip sync video in Perry’s “Teenage Dream” in August 2010, which reached 58 million views.
A 12 months later, the pop star met up with Cahill in individual and so they shot a video collectively.
Cahill’s hottest video was with 50 Cent, who lip-synced “Down on Me” to a complete of 60 million views. He has additionally collaborated with artists similar to Jason Derulo, David Guetta, LMFAO, Lil Jon, Sean Kingston, Pauly D, and Andy Grammer.
His movies have been a few of the first hits that have been broadly shared in YouTube’s first few years, lengthy earlier than apps like Instagram, Vine or TikTok made viral movies a typical a part of social media. He additionally launched two EPs and 4 singles on iTunes within the 2010s.
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