Through her YouTube channel, Stevie Ryan (known best for her character Little Loca) brought joy to her fans with her celebrity impressions and her podcasts in which she would discuss deeper subjects like depression.

Last Monday, however, she was discovered dead, and the Los Angeles County Coroner declared her death to be a suicide by hanging. She was only 33. The famed star had described an emptiness just days before following the passing of her grandfather: “I’m just worried that this is going to send me into a deeper depression,” she said on one of her videos.

Her Instagram post emphasized the pure love she had for her grandfather:

My dream man who I will only see in my dreams. I’ll meet you in Percebo, soon. I love you my Papa.

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Ryan moved to Los Angeles when she was only 19, soon after finding work in the entertainment industry and on YouTube especially. Her antics on the VH1 show, Stevie TV, gained her the most amount of loyal followers.  

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