IN the weeks leading up to his death, 19-year-old TikTok star Gabriel Salazar said he was “hard to replace,” in heartbreaking videos and captions for fans today.
Following reports that the teenager died in a car crash over the weekend, Gabriel’s TikToks, which often feature images of him driving, have taken on additional emotional weight.
The TikTok star had 1.3 million followers.
Just a month ago, Gabriel posted a photo on Instagram, with the caption “She let me go and now it’s hard to replace me.”
And on September 15, less than two weeks before his reported death, he posted a similar moody clip on TikTok, with the following text: “I can’t even love myself, you think I believe you me. like?
According to his messages, Gabriel had already been in a car accident.
In April, Gabriel posted a video with a series of gloomy captions.
“Me down: someone hitting my car taking me off the highway, parents don’t believe in me, losing motivation in everything,” the captions exclaimed.
Commentators have expressed concern for Gabriel’s physical safety and mental health.
And in August, he posted a video showing him in front of his vehicle, captioned “putting all my time and money in my car after being hit”.
When the scene changed it showed Gabriel shaking his head along with the caption “Throw a rod on my first ride after the accident”.
Several of Gabriel’s videos feature footage of the teen driving and hint at the process of repairing and replacing his vehicle following his accident in the spring.
The claim that he was killed in an accident in San Antonio, Texas on September 26 has yet to be confirmed.
According to The Post, PIO Jennifer Saucedo Rodriguez of the San Antonio Police Department said that “person of that name [was] involved in the accidents this weekend.
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