Australian singer and YouTube star Lil Bo Weep has passed away at the age of 22.
On Sunday, March 6, her father Matthew Schofield shared the tragic news on Facebook, noting that his daughter had passed away due to depression, trauma, PTSD and drug addiction.
“This weekend, our fight for my daughter’s life against depression, trauma, PTSD and drug addiction that we had been fighting since her emergency repatriation from America was over DFAT [Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade] has come to an end,” Schofield wrote on Facebook.
“She fought bravely against her demons, as we all did alongside her. Ultimately, the universe wanted their angel back with us – so she no longer suffered.” As her dad, I am immensely proud of my hero, daughter and best friend that I adore so deeply. While the battle may have ended prematurely, my love and admiration for her remains.”
Lil Bo Weep (real name Winona Lisa Green) began sharing music on SoundCloud in 2015 under the pseudonym’monikers’. Her sound quickly gained a following online with popular tracks such as ‘not ok but its ok’, ‘Sorry’ and ‘CODEPENDENCY’. Her last post on SoundCloud was an hour-and-a-half long song titled ‘PTSD’.
Lil Bo Weap recently posted on Twitter that she was creating a public TikTok account. In her message, Lil Bo wrote that this would be an open platform for those who wanted to hear her opinions, answers and other fun stuff.
Fans have since shared their tributes online, sharing how Weep’s music had impacted them personally. One fan wrote: “Your music helped me through one of the most mentally challenging points in my life”.
Alice Glass joined those paying tribute, writing on Twitter: “Rip Lil Bo Weep. First heard “i wrote this song 4 you” and fell in love with your music instantly. I’m so sorry for all you’ve endured; may this Angel still be here and never meet anyone who would hurt you.” See more tributes below.