Megha Thakur suffered from an anxiety-induced heart attack just four months before her 'unexpected' death, aged 21

TikTok star Megha Thakur suffered from an anxiety-induced heart attack just four months before her ‘unexpected’ death, aged 21, and has previously revealed that she suffered from suicidal thoughts.

The Canadian native, from Brampton, Ontario, was just 21 years old when she passed away in the early morning hours of November 24, her parents confirmed in an Instagram post.

In a post to her TikTok @meghamind, Thakur posted a video of herself getting ready for an event telling her 931.1K followers that she always like to wear something that makes her ‘stand out.’

While, the predominantly uplifting video, talks to body image and how she hopes to inspire confidence in others, Thakur starts by revealing that the young star had been dealing with anxiety.

‘I have really bad anxiety, which turned into stress, which turned into a heart attack. So, I’ve been dealing with that,’ she explained.

One of her hundreds-of-thousands of followers commented ‘omg a heart attack? I really hope you’re ok.’

Megha Thakur suffered from an anxiety-induced heart attack just four months before her 'unexpected' death, aged 21

Megha Thakur suffered from an anxiety-induced heart attack just four months before her ‘unexpected’ death, aged 21

Thakur posted a video to TikTok of herself getting ready for an event telling her 931.1K followers that she always like to wear something that makes her 'stand out'

Thakur posted a video to TikTok of herself getting ready for an event telling her 931.1K followers that she always like to wear something that makes her ‘stand out’

While, the predominantly uplifting video, talks to body image and how she hopes to inspire confidence in others, Thakur starts by revealing that she'd been dealing with anxiety

While, the predominantly uplifting video, talks to body image and how she hopes to inspire confidence in others, Thakur starts by revealing that she’d been dealing with anxiety

‘Thank you, I’ve been taking the time for my mental and physical health,’ Thakur responded.

‘Love y’all so much for still being here.’

Many followers commented on how her ‘authenticity’ and her ability to ‘be real’ heavily contributed to her growing audience numbers.

One user said: ‘thank u for being so authentic & building a positive community!’

Another said: ‘Thank you for the slay, inspiration and motivation.’

In the short 56 second clip, Thakur brushes over her anxiety-induced heart attack to deliver some sage advice about how to believe in oneself.

Paying homage to Miley Cyrus, Thakur starts by saying her inspiration for the outfit she is wearing comes from the Hannah Montana episode ‘Sleepwalk This Way.’

‘This is today’s outfit inspiration because old Disney brings me comfort,’ Thakur says pointing to a picture of a clip from the episode which pops up on screen.

The outfit involves wearing a swimsuit over a sheer leopard print top, paired with matching pants.

She goes on to say that Cyrus had helped a lot with her own self-image, something Thakur admits she has struggled with in the past.

In the clip, Thakur brushes over her anxiety-induced heart attack to deliver some sage advice about how to believe in oneself and often posts on social media echoing this sentiment

In the clip, Thakur brushes over her anxiety-induced heart attack to deliver some sage advice about how to believe in oneself and often posts on social media echoing this sentiment

Many followers commented on how her 'authenticity' and her ability to 'be real' heavily contributed to her growing audience numbers

Many followers commented on how her ‘authenticity’ and her ability to ‘be real’ heavily contributed to her growing audience numbers

She had studied computer science at Western University in fall 2021, adding that she was previously a model for the CAISA fashion show

She had studied computer science at Western University in fall 2021, adding that she was previously a model for the CAISA fashion show

A few days before Thakur 'unexpectedly' passed away she posted a video of herself strutting across a New York City street and said 'YOU'RE in charge of your destiny. Remember that'

A few days before Thakur ‘unexpectedly’ passed away she posted a video of herself strutting across a New York City street and said ‘YOU’RE in charge of your destiny. Remember that’

‘I would not be on the internet teaching people to twerk. Her confidence gave me confidence, which hopefully now gives you confidence,’ she quipped.

Thakur goes on to say that standing out can often be tough for women of color.

‘By the way I’m getting ready for an event with this swimsuit brand and I always want to wear something that makes me stand out,’ she said.

‘Because as a woman of color I’ve always had to scream to be heard as a whisper. But now I scream for everyone that follows me because I represent something in them.’

Just a few days before Thakur ‘unexpectedly’ passed away on November 24 she posted a video of herself strutting across a New York City street with the caption: ‘YOU’RE in charge of your destiny. Remember that.’

It was the final post for the influencer, the cause of her death still unknown.

Thakur began posting to TikTok in 2019 focusing content on body positivity and self-confidence but admitted in October 2020 that she had been ‘depressed for years’ before building up that confidence people know and love her for.

‘I was depressed for years. It was awful, I didn’t want to be alive anymore, and nearly lost my life,’ she revealed in the October 2020 post.

‘Too many people choose suicide over their betterment because mental health awareness is not at all where it should be.

‘You need to seek out ways to improve your mental health literacy to help yourself and others – regardless of how much you think you already know.

‘It may be world mental health day, but today will not be the only day I speak on this. Remember to take care of yourself too. You are important.’

Thakur began posting to TikTok in 2019 focusing content on body positivity and self-confidence but admitted in October 2020 that she had been 'depressed for years'

Thakur began posting to TikTok in 2019 focusing content on body positivity and self-confidence but admitted in October 2020 that she had been ‘depressed for years’

The short clip includes a video of Thakur mouthing the words to Disturbia by Rihanna with pictures from years previous battling with depression

She appears to have gained more confidence in years later but it remains unclear whether the 21-year-old still suffers from depression and suicidal thoughts

The short clip includes a video of Thakur mouthing the words to Disturbia by Rihanna with pictures from years previous battling with depression

Her fans, followers and loved ones have been posting messages on her Tiktok videos as they react in shock to her death, with one writing: 'Please god no this can't be happening'

Her fans, followers and loved ones have been posting messages on her Tiktok videos as they react in shock to her death, with one writing: ‘Please god no this can’t be happening’

On Monday Thakur's parents posted about Thakur's untimely death but have not revealed at this time the cause of the 21-year-old's passing

On Monday Thakur’s parents posted about Thakur’s untimely death but have not revealed at this time the cause of the 21-year-old’s passing

The short clip includes a video of Thakur mouthing the words to Disturbia by Rihanna with pictures from years previous.

She appears to have gained more confidence in years later, but it remains unclear whether the 21-year-old still suffers from depression and suicidal thoughts 

On Monday Thakur’s parents posted about Thakur’s untimely death but have not revealed at this time the cause of the 21-year-old’s passing.

‘It is with heavy hearts we announce the light of our life, our kind, caring, and beautiful daughter, Megha Thakur, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on November 24, 2022, in the early morning hours,’ the post read.

‘Megha was a confident and independent young woman. She will be dearly missed,’ the message continued.

‘She loved her fans and would have wanted you to know of her passing. At this time, we request your blessings for Megha. Your thoughts and prayers will be with her in her onward journey.’

Thakur had studied computer science at Western University in fall 2021, the Western Gazette reported, adding that she was previously a model for the CAISA fashion show, the largest student-run charity fashion show in Canada.

Her final video on TikTok was posted just days before her tragic death, but it’s not clear when the footage was shot given that Thakur and nearby pedestrians seemed to be dressed for warmer weather.

Her fans, followers, and loved ones have been posting messages on her TikTok videos as they react in shock to her death.

‘Please god no this can’t be happening,’ one person wrote.

Another wrote: ‘She inspired me so much her love was unconditional always wanted to see others win nothing but the best things to say about her my heart is so broken. sending your family so so much love.’

‘Her posts brought so much confidence and light when I was struggling, she was always an angel, and beautiful inside and out. I’m sorry for your loss and may she rest in peace,’ another fan commented.

One fan even shared how Thakur taught her how to love themselves.

‘I am sad because I feel like the world needed someone like her, she was only 17/ 18 inspiring me, a fully grown adult how to love myself and be confident,’ the follower wrote.

‘We all have our struggles behind closed doors, no matter how uppity our energy feels to others.

‘I have a problem thinking that everything is always fine in some people’s lives and they only have minor inconveniences. But no, we are all very human, we can really just die tomorrow or in the next hours,’ the fan added.

Influencer Stephanie Valentine wrote: ‘My dearest Megha, this is absolutely devastating. Sending your family so much love. I’m so truly saddened by the loss of a creative genius.’

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