YouTuber Keenan Cahill dies aged 27

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The YouTuber Keenan Cahill passes away at the age of 27

YouTuber Keenan Cahill in 2012.

Keenan Cahill, famous on YouTube for his lip-sync videos with stars like Katy Perry and Justin Bieber, died on Thursday following open-heart surgery on Dec. 15.

Keenan is an inspiration. Let's celebrate by remembering all the content he created, the artists he collaborated with, the music he produced, and the love he had for everyone. and those who have supported him over the years, his official Facebook account read on Friday.

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The post came with a URL to a GoFundMe account to help the family with funeral expenses.

Keenan Cahill had Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome, a rare inherited condition characterized by physical limitations similar to dwarfism. Deafness, progressive skeletal deformities and other heart conditions are among the symptoms.

He first got a bone marrow transplant in 1997 shortly after his diagnosis at the age of one, before undergoing other surgeries throughout his life.

His most recent operation, which occurred on December 15, was fatal on December 29, 2022.

Keenan Cahill's YouTube account was followed by some 721,000 people, and his videos have been viewed more than 500 million times. His very first signature video, where he pretended to sing on Teenage Dreamby Katy Perry, published in 2010, has been viewed more than 58 million times. The American singer had met him the following year to film a video together.

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But his most popular video is still the one with 50 Cent and the song Down on Me, which has racked up some 60 million views.

Keenan has also collaborated with artists such as David Guetta, LMFAO, Sean Kingston, and Jason Derulo.

The YouTuber was among the first people to finding success on the fledgling YouTube platform in the 2010s.

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With information from variety

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