Is Lil Tay Dead? Well, it depends on who you ask. The mother of social media star Lil Tay (real name Claire Eileen Qi Hope) is speaking out to refute claims of her daughter’s death, accusing the teen’s father of spreading false information online.
- Lil Tay’s death was announced in an Instagram post on August 9th, which has not been deleted or taken down.
- The post claimed she and her brother had suddenly passed away, but gave no cause or other details.
- When contacted by the Post, Lil Tay’s father Christopher Hope said he could not confirm or deny the death report due to an ongoing custody battle.
- Court documents show Hope and his ex-wife have been in disputes over parenting decisions and visitation rights.
- Neither local police in Vancouver or LA, where Lil Tay has lived, have any active death investigations into her case.
- The coroner’s office also has no record or reports matching her described passing.
- Without confirmation from officials or closer family, Lil Tay’s current status and whereabouts are still unverified based on the information publicly available.
Is Lil Tay Dead or Alive?
An Instagram post purportedly made by Angela Tian, the mother of social media personality Lil Tay, claims the 14-year-old is alive and accuses her father of spreading misinformation.
However, the authenticity of the statement cannot be independently verified. The Instagram account has no public history prior to the post.
In the message, the user identifying as Tian denies prior reports of Lil Tay’s death, saying “My daughter is not dead.” Court records do show Tian and Christopher Hope are embroiled in an ongoing custody dispute over their children.
The post alleges Hope “needs to be permanently removed from all visitation” and implies he is responsible for circulating rumors of Lil Tay passing away. Hope has not publicly addressed these new allegations.
Notably, authorities have made no confirmation of any deaths involving Lil Tay or her family members. The source of the initial reports also remains unclear.
Repeated requests for comment from Hope, Tian and other relatives directly involved in the case have gone unanswered. Lil Tay herself has not posted on her verified accounts in 187 weeks before the death notice.
While the new statement aims to dispel uncertainty, its providence raises as many questions as it answers. The true identities and motives of those behind online messages regarding Lil Tay’s well-being require further verification.
The circumstances remain shrouded in ambiguity until an official statement or evidence can bring clarity to the conflicting information circulating online.