Stevie Ryan dead: How a you tube video star’s struggle with depression led to wicked parodies along with her eventual demise. Death in Hollywood.
Viral video star Stevie Ryan has killed herself at the age of 33. She died by hanging inside her home on July 1, according to the Los Angeles Coroner’s website.
The woman’s suicide comes a day after tweeting in remembrance of her grandfather on June 30 who had died a week earlier.
Noted the last tweet Ryan would ever make, ‘The man of my dreams will now only be in my dreams. I’ll miss you everyday, forever. I love you my Pa.’
Since Ryan’s suicide death, followers inundated the departed TV personality’s social media page, expressing shock at her death.
Wrote one follower, ‘Just saw the horrible news. Sorry you were having a rough time Stevie. RIP beautiful girl.’
While another wrote, ‘Goodbye sweetheart. I’m sorry it came to this. Rest in heaven.’
The man of my dreams will now only be in my dreams. I’ll miss you everyday, forever. I love you my Pa. pic.twitter.com/nQ6hPPD3cC
— Stevie Ryan (@StevieRyan) June 30, 2017
Ryan’s suicide death ironically comes despite her outspoken struggle with depression, having even created and co-hosted a podcast about depression called ‘Mentally Ch(ill)’ with Kristen Carney.
The California native gained fame on YouTube with her impersonations of celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber with her platform series, Little Loca. She then got her own sketch comedy show on VH1, ‘Stevie TV,’ and co-hosted a relationship talk show with Brody Jenner.
‘I remember waking up and one Little Loca video had like 900 hits and I was like ‘Oh, my gosh. There’s people watching this?’’ Ryan told The Hollywood Reporter in 2012. ‘And it just kept going and then I did this Paris Hilton thing and then it literally was just growing and growing. And I just became so obsessed with all of it.’
That said, Ryan conceded as much as fans lauded her parodies, there were many who also condemned her, telling, ‘No matter who you are… You can be the most talented person in the world and you put anything on the Internet and all you’re going to get is hateful responses.’
To what degree the actress may have found herself overwhelmed by naysayers, and perhaps triggering bouts of low self esteem and depression wasn’t necessarily understood.
Perhaps in the end, the pathos, the humor, the banality of life which Ryan displayed in her work was what ultimately got the better of her …