Francesco LoPresti was known for the hilarious prank videos he starred in with his girlfriend Kaitlin Reagan on TikTok before tragically losing his battle with stage four cancer
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TikTok star Francesco LoPresti has tragically died at the age of 24 from stage IV cancer.
The US social media star was known for the hilarious prank videos he made with his girlfriend and TikToker colleague Kaitlin Reagan.
Francesco’s long battle with testicular cancer came to a sad end earlier this week.
In addition to sharing her prank videos with her followers, Kaitlin has shared updates on Francesco’s health struggle over the years, both on TikTok and YouTube.
Just last week, she shared the harrowing update that her longtime boyfriend had taken a turn for the worse.
She told her 3 million followers: “I love you guys and I’m asking you to keep him in your prayers. We are in a hospice phase. Please stand with us and pray. Thanks very much.”
“I love you so much. You’re not going anywhere,” she also captioned a heartbreaking video chronicling their time together.
Kaitlin’s aunt Adriana announced Tuesday that Francesco had died.
Sharing a collection of pictures, she wrote: “It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell everyone that my niece @kaitlin_reagan friends @cescolopresti who was like a nephew to me has lost her battle with cancer.
“He fought a brave fight with so much love and the support of many, many people.
“Francesco’s love and life will always be remembered. Thanks for all my hugs and holding hands the other night.”
She continued, “I’m glad I came to you to give me that little smile. I really love you and will be watching for signs.
“A life so beautifully lived deserves to be fondly remembered. Please join us in mourning the death of Francesco.
“Thank you to everyone who prayed for him. It meant the world to his family and mine.”
The couple started dating when they were just 15 years old.
Francesco also had a large Instagram following and had last shared a picture on February 9th.
Following the news of his death, his heartbroken followers left tributes at his last post.
One wrote: “I’m so sorry Francesco. I’ve been praying for you so much. you will never forget you no longer suffer My heart is broken.”
Another wrote: “Rest in peace. You will always be my inspiration to inspire others on social media and keep going even when the going gets tough. May you rest in everlasting peace.”
“Totally shocked at the moment, that’s so sad. May you rest in peace and always protect and comfort Kaitlyn and your family,” wrote a third.
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