Cooper Noriega wasn’t just a TikTok star. He was a shining light in the internet community and often preached love and acceptance to his followers while creating a welcoming and family-like atmosphere for his fanbase. He loved fashion and skateboarding, and he always found a way to make people smile. Cooper Noriega wasn’t just another influencer. He was a kid with a dream and a vision to change the world. And he did.
It wasn’t uncommon for Cooper to be a voice for change and use his platform to help others. Open with his own personal struggles, Cooper made it his mission to be an advocate for those struggling with addiction or mental health challenges, reminding them they were never alone. His empathy and love for people shone through every day and are only a small part of the reason why he’s so loved.
Cooper has left behind an incredible legacy that is lived on by his fans and his loved ones alike. His best friend, Nessa Barrett, dedicated her single ‘die first’ to his memory and frequently speaks of the impact he had on her life. A hauntingly beautiful clip of an interview she did with Zach Sang played as an introduction to the song during her young forever tour. At that moment, fans in the audience held up white roses.
‘die first’ – Nessa Barrett
Cooper has also been remembered by his best friend, jxdn, in several music releases. On June 28th, 2022 jxdn released his dual-single release 28 (Songs For Cooper) featuring the songs ‘Beautiful Boy’ and ‘Even In The Dark.’ jxdn’s latest release, ‘Elevated Heartbreak,’ serves as a soul-bearing tribute that holds a special place in all our hearts.
‘Elevated Heartbreak’ – jxdn
We couldn’t talk about Cooper without talking about Coop’s Advice. In hopes of spreading awareness, as well as creating an online support system for struggling youth, Cooper created a Discord server. Over the last year, it has spawned into what we can only describe as an online revolution. Continued by his friends and his parents, The Coop’s Advice Foundation was created to provide resources and reshape the way we all have conversations about these issues.
You can click here to learn more and show your support to The Coop’s Advice Foundation. Make sure you check out the official Coop’s Advice discord as well as the Coop’s Advice Podcast to hear stories about Coop’s amazing life.
Cooper had an infectious, comforting energy that immediately drew you in. He wore his heart on his sleeve and allowed others all over the world to do the same. Those that knew him and looked up to him will miss him forever. Long Live Cooper.
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