Idan Ohayon – Israeli TikTok star who became famous with videos mocking his weight – dies aged 28


Idan Ohayon – Israeli TikTok star who became famous with videos mocking his weight problems – dies aged 28

  • Idan Ohayon died at the Barzilai Medical Center in coastal city of Ashkelon, Israel
  • Ohayon posted TikTok videos of him eating food and mocking 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 mocking his own weight problems has died aged 28.

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

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

The Israeli became famous on Tiktok for posting videos of himself eating food and mocking his own obesity. 

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

The Israeli became famous on Tiktok for posting videos of himself eating food and mocking his own obesity

The Israeli became famous on Tiktok for posting videos of himself eating food and mocking 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 to pieces, such a young man. May his memory be blessed,’ one fan wrote on Tiktok.

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

One fan wrote on Ohayon’s Instagram page: ‘I’ve known you since you started with the network, I’ll miss you dear friend.’

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

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

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

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

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

Ohayon, who is survived by his mother, brother and sister, was cast on a documentary-reality show called ‘The Creatoks’ a few months ago. 

He was set to compete with other influencers on the show to win the title of Israel’s best content creator.

Ohayon told Israeli media a few months ago that he had taken a break from social media – but when he returned, he posted a series of videos on TikTok and ended up with thousands of followers. 

‘One day, I decided to return to social media, so I updated a video on Tiktok,’ Ohayon told Ynet. 

‘Suddenly, I reached 300,000 views in 24 hours, so I posted another video and another one, and views kept coming. 

‘I returned to my old life and gained a lot of followers and it was cool. People even recognised me when I was walking on the street and asked for selfies.’

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