A young YouTube star has been found dead in Europe after reportedly facing years of online bullying.
A young YouTube star is believed to have taken his own life after a barrage of hate messages.
Kristina ‘Kika’ Dukic, 21, was found dead on December 8 at her home in Belgrade, Serbia. After “Years” of Alleged Online Abuse, Sun Report.
The death of the internet personality, who had over a million followers on Instagram, YouTube and Twitch, was first made public by her mother, Natasa.
A post, which has since disappeared, confirmed her death, adding that anyone with suicidal thoughts should seek help.
And Mira Vladisavljevic, a close friend of the star, told the Serbian tabloid in tears Telegraph: “A terrible thing happened last night.
“I appeal to all the media to report carefully on this matter and the girl who has been bullied for five years. Please understand.”
A series of social media posts suggested that Ms Dukic had been battling online bullying for several years.
In a video, she explained that no matter what she did, it was never good.
He then tried to convince critics that it was important to be happy and do what you wanted in life before describing the hate messages he received.
In this, people condemned her appearance and accused her of undergoing plastic surgery.
One of his main critics was Serbian gamer Bogdan Ili, also known as Baka Praz, who has over a million Instagram followers.
According to local media outlet Republica, he went through her video calling him fake.
The newspaper also reports that, due to her large following, things escalated quickly and her supporters bombarded Christina’s post with hateful comments, some of which said: “Kill yourself.”
Mr Ilic reportedly tried to distance himself from the situation, claiming that he had been friends with Christina before she died.
According to another local media outlet, directnowMr Ilic said he was “the first” to be informed of Ms Dukic’s passing.
“I’m sorry for what happened. I’m sorry I didn’t announce that we’ve reconciled and become friends.”
“I’m sorry because people don’t know the reason and point fingers.
“They don’t give the dead peace and respect, only to get some likes, to satisfy their desire for revenge and in the ugliest way possible.”
Ms Dukic’s last post, shared on 11 November, read: “She said, ‘Where are we going?’ I said, ‘Moon.'”
Serbia’s Interior Ministry said the circumstances of his death were being investigated.
An Instagram post from December 11 confirmed that his funeral would take place on December 14 at one of Belgrade’s largest cemeteries in Lez.
This article originally appeared in Sun and was reproduced with permission.