TikToker Niko Spire's death rocks online community

Olivia Olphin September 3, 2021
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The sad news has just been shared that TikTok content creator Niko Spire has passed away. His death was announced by his mother on social media, and friends and fans are sharing their condolences with his loved ones. We remember the life and career of Niko Spire.

Meet the late TikTok star

Niko Spire was originally from Omaha, Nebraska, and was a well known TikToker and content creator. He had nearly 800k followers on the social media platform and produced short comedic sketches, as well as lip-sync videos.

However, it appears that his family have taken down his content following his death.

Spire previously attended the Papillon La Vista South High School and was an avid basketball player. He had four siblings and was studying at the University of Nebraska at the time of his passing.

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Niko Spire’s death announced

Niko Spire’s mother Kelly Spire took to social media to share the news of her son’s death. In a heartbreaking post she revealed that he had died and asked people to support those dealing with difficult mental health issues.

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I never in a million years thought this would be me. My son, Niko, is gone. He is gone. He is not coming back. Please, advocate for those with mental health issues.

Posted by Kelly Spire on Thursday, September 2, 2021

John Tonje wrote about his friend Niko in a heartfelt Facebook post:

“You were one of my few true friends in my life and you had such a pure genuine heart. Everyone who knew you knows how special you were always making people laugh and keeping a smile on your face regardless of what was going on.”

There has been a GoFundMe set up to cover funeral expenses for the family.

Fans share their respects online

Many friends, family and fans of Niko Spire have taken to social media to share their respects and their favourite memories of the young TikTok star.

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We send out our condolences to Niko Spire’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.