Keenan Cahill, a preferred YouTube creator who made lip-sync movies with celebrities like 50 Cent, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and much more, died on Dec. 29 right after open-coronary heart medical procedures on Dec. fifteen. He was 27.
“Keenan is an inspiration and let us rejoice by remembering all the articles he produced, artists he collaborated with, music he made and the adore he had for all people who supported him around the a long time,” his formal Fb account posted on Friday, introducing that his family members has set up a GoFundMe account to assistance deal with funeral expenditures.
Cahill experienced Maroteaux–Lamy syndrome, which can lead to heart sickness and physical limits related to dwarfism. Diagnosed at age one, he had a bone marrow transplant in 1997 and several other surgeries all through the many years to support take care of the genetic disorder.
On his YouTube account, which has approximately 721,000 subscribers, Cahill’s video clips have garnered far more than 500 million views. He posted his very first lip-sync movie in August 2010 to Perry’s “Teenage Desire,” which has achieved 58 million sights. A year afterwards, the pop star met up with Cahill in individual and they filmed a video clip together.
Cahill’s most preferred video was with 50 Cent, exactly where they lip-synced “Down on Me,” to the tune of 60 million whole sights. He also collaborated with artists like Jason Derulo, David Guetta, LMFAO, Lil Jon, Sean Kingston, Pauly D and Andy Grammer. His films were some of the early, commonly shared hits from YouTube’s to start with number of several years, extended right before apps like Instagram, Vine or TikTok produced viral videos a popular aspect of social media. He also produced two EPs and 4 singles on iTunes in the 2010s.