YouTuber Keenan Cahill has passed away at the age of 27. The famous content producer passed away from complications from recent heart surgery. Since then, netizens have taken to social media to pay tribute to the lip sync icon. WGN reported on his death after receiving information from his family. The YouTuber is believed to have passed away on December 29, 2022.
The family did not disclose the cause of his death, however, Keenan Cahill’s manager, David Graham, reported to TMZ that he had heart surgery on December 15, 2022. However, later on. He has faced complications from the treatment. He was also on life support and died at a Chicago hospital on Thursday afternoon after being taken away. Before his death, the YouTuber announced in his penultimate Instagram post on December 12 that he was preparing for open-heart surgery. He posted on the social media platform:
“We have a week until open-heart surgery.” I wish you all the best.”
According to sources, the influencer suffers from Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome, which causes skeletal deformities in sufferers.
Everything You Need to Know About Keenan Cahill’s Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome.
According to MedlinePlus, Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome is also known as mucopolysaccharidosis type VI or MPS VI. It is a chronic condition that:
“it enlarges various tissues and organs, causing them to swell, become inflamed or damaged, and eventually disappear” (atrophy). This disease is also characterized by skeletal anomalies. The rate at which symptoms worsen varies from person to person.”
People with a similar condition often have skeletal deformities such as large heads, low height, and joint deformities that can interfere with movement. Patients can also develop carpal tunnel syndrome and have a small spinal canal. There may also be significant vision and hearing loss, as well as a soft sac around the midsection. This condition does not affect IQ. Heart problems are common in patients with Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome. Respiratory problems can include narrowing of the airways, which contribute to sleep apnea, and respiratory infections.
The severity of the problem determines the life expectancy of people with this condition. Without the necessary therapy, the person may only live until puberty or late childhood. People with minor symptoms may survive to adulthood. However, their life expectancy is reduced as the respiratory diseases associated with the condition play a significant role in their mortality.
When Keenan Cahill died, tributes poured in.
The YouTuber’s fans were saddened to learn of his death. Many people flocked to social media to pay tribute to the online phenomenon. Some branch messages were read:
RIP young legend Keenan Cahill ️pic.twitter.com/sSd3uc8LQ9
— memory lane (@bitchiwas999) December 30, 2022
– Leeeeeeesh (@AlyciaMarie_x3) December 31, 2022
Keenan Cahill’s official YouTube channel has 723 thousand followers. During his meteoric rise to fame, he worked with celebrities like Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, 50 Cent and Jennifer Anniston, among others. His lip-syncing videos have become popular on the Internet. In a May 2011 interview, he talked about his passion:
“I’ve always wanted to stand out. I used to pray to God, “do you agree?” Now I say, “thank you.” I just hope that other sick or disabled kids will look see me and realize that they shouldn’t give up on their ambitions. “Anything is possible.”
Keenan Cahill has focused on DJing in recent years. Just three weeks ago, he uploaded his breakup song to YouTube.