Who was Lil Tay’s brother Jason Tian? Family reveals 21-year-old brother of 14-year-old social media star rapper has also died
The family of Jason Tian has revealed that he has also died at 21-years-old along with his social media star rapper sister Lil Tay who was aged 14.
The news of the social media star’s – real name Claire Hope – ‘sudden and tragic’ passing was confirmed by an unnamed family member in a statement shared on the teen’s Instagram account today – when it was revealed that her older brother Jason had also died.
‘It is with a heavy heart that we share the devastating news of our beloved Claire’s sudden and tragic passing,’ the post – which did not reveal the cause of death – began.
‘We have no words to express the unbearable loss and indescribable pain.’
Sad: The family of Jason Tian has revealed that he has also died at 21-years-old along with his social media star rapper sister Lil Tay who was aged 14; the siblings are pictured with rapper Lil Pump
Lil Tay was not the only rapper in the family as Jason also had aspirations for a career in music as the family statement went on to reveal that he also died.
The statement continued: ‘This outcome was entirely unexpected, and has left us all in shock. Her brother’s passing adds an even more unimaginable depth to our grief.
‘During this time of immense sorrow, we kindly ask for privacy as we grieve this overwhelming loss, as the circumstances surrounding Claire and her brother’s passing are still under investigation.’
It concluded: ‘Claire will forever remain in our hearts, her absence leaving an irreplaceable void that will be felt by all who knew and loved her.’
Lil Tay’s father, Christopher Hope, declined to comment when contacted by DailyMail.com.
He and the social media star seemingly had a strained relationship – with Lil Tay herself claiming she ‘did not have’ a father figure in a tribute to rapper XXXTentacion following his death in 2018.
Her brother Jason had previously set up a GoFundMe page to raise $19,000 for Lil Tay after both levelled allegations of physical and mental abuse against Hope and his wife, Hanee.
At that time, a series of Instagram posts from Lil Tay’s account claimed that Hope had filed a court motion which called his daughter back to Vancouver and prompted her sudden disappearance.
Following a series of allegations, Harry Tsang, a spokesperson for Hope, told The Daily Beast in 2018 that the father did not want any money from his daughter – despite trademarking ‘Lil Tay,’ arguing ‘it was obvious that her mom hadn’t taken any steps to do things in a business-like manner.’