Eva Evans, TikTok star and “Club Rat” creator, dies at 29

Evans was best known for videos about her life and New York City.

Eva Evans, TikTok star and creator of Prime Video's Club Rat web series, has died. She was 29.

Her death was announced by her sisters Zoe and Lila Joy Baumgardner on Instagram. A cause of death was not provided in the sisters' April 21 announcement.

"Yesterday my family received news that our sweet, fabulous, creative, caring, hilarious Eva, my beautiful sister, has died," the sisters wrote. "After 24 hours, I still find myself in a constant cycle of denial and acceptance, so I know how unbelievable and hard to process this news will be."

The post added, "I wish I had Eva here now to refer to because she would have better words and know how to say what I don't."

<p>Eva Evans/Instagram</p> Eva Evans

Eva Evans/Instagram

Eva Evans

Evans was best known to fans from her TikTok account, where she amassed 300,000 followers, predominantly sharing stories about her life in New York City.

In 2023, Evans directed and starred in the five-episode Amazon Prime Video webseries Club Rat, about a New York influencer who was getting back into the dating scene following a humiliating, viral breakup.

"I always saw her like a little sister and I know she looked up to me," actress Julia Fox said in an Instagram story. "And that's the kind of person she was, sticking up for Jojo [Siwa], always sticking up for me. She was so young, still had so much to do in life."

Photographer and director Ashley Armitage also shared a heartfelt tribute. "Eva was smart, hilarious, creative, caring, magnetic, confident," she said on Instagram. "She moved through the world loving and laughing at everything."

Baumgardner writes that a celebration of life will be held on April 23. Evans is survived by sisters Lila, Zoe, and Sofi, as well as her mother, Heather, per E! News.

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