Keenan Cahill, a popular YouTube creator who made lip-sync movies with celebrities like fifty Cent, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and far more, died on Thursday after open up-coronary heart surgery on Dec. 15.
He was 27.
“Keenan is an inspiration and let’s celebrate by remembering all the material he designed, artists he collaborated with, tunes he manufactured and the really like he had for every person who supported him over the years,” his formal Facebook account posted on Friday, adding that his family members has established up a GoFundMe account to help protect funeral costs.
Cahill experienced Maroteaux–Lamy syndrome, which can result in coronary heart disease and physical limits similar to dwarfism. Diagnosed at age 1, he experienced a bone marrow transplant in 1997 and various other surgeries through the several years to help take care of the genetic illness.
On his YouTube account, which has around 721,000 subscribers, Cahill’s films have garnered additional than 500 million views. He posted his very first lip-sync online video in August 2010 to Perry’s “Teenage Aspiration,” which has attained 58 million sights.
A year afterwards, the pop star achieved up with Cahill in man or woman and they filmed a movie alongside one another.
Cahill’s most well-known movie was with fifty Cent, where by they lip-synced “Down on Me,” to the tune of sixty million total sights. He also collaborated with artists like Jason Derulo, David Guetta, LMFAO, Lil Jon, Sean Kingston, Pauly D and Andy Grammer.
His films were being some of the early, commonly shared hits from YouTube’s 1st couple several years, very long just before applications like Instagram, Vine or TikTok created viral movies a prevalent part of social media. He also produced two EPs and 4 singles on iTunes in the 2010s.