Internet star Keenan Cahill passed away at age 27

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Young people dying too soon are devastating, and the sad news of Keenan Cahill’s passing is no exception.

With his amusing lip-syncing videos, the well-liked YouTube celebrity instantly rose to social media fame in 2010.

Sadly, on December 29, 2022, he passed away.

Internet personality Keenan Cahill attends the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

I don’t belong to the younger generation that spends their days devoted to YouTube, but I still recall the first time I came across Keenan Cahill there.

You couldn’t help but smile when you saw the young youngster performing the biggest hits of the day because of his charisma and contagious pleasure.

2010 saw the release of Keenan’s first lipsynced YouTube video, which featured him performing Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.” Soon after that, his videos began going viral, bringing him international renown.

Keenan Cahill, an infant who was born in Elmhurst, Illinois, in 1995, was given a Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome diagnosis.

At birth, MPS patients normally show no symptoms, but over time, the uncommon genetic ailment causes many tissues and organs to grow and scar. Keenan had a bone marrow transplant in 1997 to delay the spread of the illness, but he would still have to live with it for the rest of his life.

Keenan was undergoing “enzyme replacement therapy” in addition to weekly infusions when Medpagetoday spoke with him in 2011. The native of Illinois underwent a number of operations over the years, including one to relieve cerebral pressure.

Cahill had open heart surgery on December 15 at a hospital in the Chicago region, but regrettably there were issues.

His management claims that despite being placed on life support, doctors were unable to save his life. He was 27.

Keenan still had a sizable social media following even though it had been a few years since his big break.

YouTube sensation Keenan Cahill visits the SiriusXM Studios on June 3, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

He revealed details about his most recent endeavour, on which he collaborated with the artist Jillian Jensen, aka “Rain,” a few weeks ago. He gave his Instagram followers a health update in one of his final updates in December.

It will be open heart surgery in one week. Good luck to me. I love you guys,” he wrote.

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