Idan Ohayon – the Israeli TikTok star who shot to fame with videos poking fun at his weight – dies aged 28

Idan Ohayon – Israeli TikTok star who shot to fame with videos poking fun at his weight issues – dies aged 28

  • Idan Ohayon died at Barzilai Medical Center in the coastal city of Ashkelon, Israel
  • Ohayon posted TikTok videos of him eating food and poking fun at his own obesity
  • Ohayon’s family confirmed that his cause of death was a medical condition.

An Israeli TikTok star who became famous for posting videos poking fun at her own weight issues has died aged 28.

Idan Ohayon, who has more than 140,000 followers on TikTok, died Tuesday night at Barzilai Medical Center in the coastal city of Ashkelon, Israel.

Ohayon’s family said his cause of death was a medical condition without elaborating further.

The Israeli rose to fame on Tiktok for posting videos of himself eating and poking fun at his own obesity.

Idan Ohayon, who had more than 140,000 followers on TikTok, died Tuesday evening at Barzilai Medical Center in the coastal city of Ashkelon

The Israeli rose to fame on Tiktok for posting videos of himself eating and poking fun at his own obesity

The Israeli rose to fame on Tiktok for posting videos of himself eating and poking fun at his own obesity

Ohayon’s 140,000 TikTok followers paid tribute to the influencer, saying they were “devastated” by his death.

“My heart is torn, such a young man. May his memory be blessed,’ a fan wrote on Tiktok.

Ohayan’s mainstream audience on TikTok, as well as his 52,000 followers on Instagram and thousands of subscribers on YouTube have made him a well-known influencer in Israel.

A fan wrote on Ohayon’s Instagram page, “I have known you since you started with the network, I will miss you dear friend.”

His funeral was held Wednesday at a ceremony in the Israeli town of Kiryat Gat.

Ohayon's 140,000 TikTok followers paid tribute to the influencer, saying to themselves

Ohayon’s 140,000 TikTok followers paid tribute to the influencer, saying they were “devastated” by his death

Ohayan's large following on TikTok, along with his 52,000 followers on Instagram and thousands of subscribers on YouTube, have made him a well-known influencer in Israel.

Ohayan’s large following on TikTok, along with his 52,000 followers on Instagram and thousands of subscribers on YouTube, have made him a well-known influencer in Israel.

Ohayon, who is survived by his mother, brother and sister, took part a few months ago in a documentary reality TV show called “The Creatoks”.

He had to compete with other influencers on the show to win Israel’s top content creator.

Ohayon told Israeli media a few months ago that he had taken a break from social media – but upon his return he posted a series of videos on TikTok and found himself with thousands of followers.

“One day I decided to go back to social media, so I updated a video on Tiktok,” Ohayon told Ynet.

‘Suddenly I hit 300,000 views in 24 hours, so I posted another video and another, and the views just kept coming.

“I went back to my old life and gained a lot of followers and that was cool. People even recognized me when I was walking down the street and asked for selfies.

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