Lip Syncing Youtube Star Keenan Cahill Has Died At The Age of 27!
Before many TikTok users started lip-syncing and attempting complex choreography to pop songs, there was lip-sync master Keenan Cahill.
Keenan Cahill amassed millions of viewers on his YouTube channel by mouthing the words to current tunes with little more than a desktop computer and pure zeal. Even famous people joined him, such as Katy Perry and 50 Cent.
CNN was informed by his manager David Graham that Keenan Cahill, a delightful, bespectacled musician in his own right whose videos charmed millions, passed away on Thursday in a hospital in Chicago. He was 27.
The Chicago native had Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome, a disorder that, among other symptoms, causes organs to grow. He underwent numerous operations and repeated treatments for the syndrome. His verified social media accounts indicated that he had an open heart surgery procedure scheduled for early this month.
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His family wrote on a GoFundMe page shared on his Facebook page and set up by his aunt, “Complications emerged that he couldn’t overcome.” The charity event was created to generate money to cover Keenan Cahill’s funeral and hospital costs.
With his lip-syncing videos, which he recorded while still an adolescent while sitting at his desk in his bedroom, Keenan Cahill rose to fame as one of the first viral sensations of the decade of 2010. The idea was straightforward: Cahill, who is always expressive, would confidently recite the words to era favorites like Usher’s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” and Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In the World)” while the views poured in.
As a result of Cahill lip-syncing to Perry’s “Teenage Dream” in one of his most well-known videos, these videos frequently reached the artists responsible for the songs, starting with Perry. She invited him to attend a tour stop in Pennsylvania in 2011 after tweeting her appreciation for his performance.
In his YouTube films, Keenan Cahill invited famous people like 50 Cent and Ariana Grande to lip sync. Some people, like Jennifer Aniston, David Guetta, and the “America’s Next Top Model” contestants, used his viral celebrity power for their videos. According to his management, one of the first YouTubers to surpass 500 million views on his personal channel was Keenan Cahill.
Keenan Cahill, however, wanted to be recognized for more than lip-syncing, so in 2013 he released a single on his own and later developed into a DJ and producer.
His family said on GoFundMe, “He never made a lot of money, but he adored what he was doing and made so many people smile.
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His friends and admirers cherished Keenan Cahill’s delight and love of music. He was commended by DJ Pauly D from “Jersey Shore” for “always making the world smile.” The mid-aughts online gossip stalwart Perez Hilton reposted a video that the two had recorded together years earlier to Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger.” In addition, the well-known Twitch user Ellohime, with whom Keenan Cahill frequently played the video game “RimWorld,” paid respect to Keenan Cahill by referring to him as a “Viking forever,” from one viral celebrity to another.
His manager, Graham, referred to Keenan Cahill as a “legend.”
He wrote in an email to CNN, alluding to the age at which Keenan Cahill rose to fame, “Keenan inspired millions worldwide by being his genuine self despite his tiny stature, sickness, and age of 15-16.”
Has Keenan Cahill Died of Some Disease?
Keenan Cahill, who was 127 centimeters (50 in) tall, had Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome, which in his instance, led to the development of a look like that of those with dwarfism. Cahill also had thickened dura, a shorter trunk, a crouching stance, restricted joint movement, and larger hands.
Keenan Cahill, diagnosed at one, underwent a bone marrow transplant in 1997 to delay the disease’s progression. He also experienced several surgeries, including one to relieve intracranial pressure. Following open heart surgery on December 15, Keenan Cahill passed away on December 29, 2022.