TikTok influencer Noah Brady, who was known as pworddestroyer69 on the popular short form video app, has died at the age of 21, according to a post on Facebook made by his mother Rena Smith Brady (h/t Dexerto).
Brady died by suicide on January 7th, per a family announcement.
Smith-Brady wrote: “Sometimes you never know the pain behind someone’s smile. The front desk clerk at the hotel apologized and said ‘I’m sorry, when he checked in about midnight I would have never guessed this outcome. He checked in smiling. That was Noah, he had the biggest and most contagious smile of anyone I know. He was kind. He was the life of the party. He was a friend to all and one of the least judgmental people I know. Those who know him know that he wasn’t the same person he portrayed on social media.”
It was revealed that Brady suffered from depression since ninth grade, and it wasn’t until October that he spoke about it openly with his family, with his mother saying – “We tried everything we could in that short time to help him.”
“Last night I stayed up all night trying to talk him out of this. Unfortunately, 5:18 am was the last text I received from him. He had told me recently ‘No one should cry for me. Be happy that I’m no longer in pain because I would never wish this on anyone.’”