A TikTok creator died 'unexpectedly' at 36, family says

Candice Murley TikToker
TikTok creator Candice Murley died "unexpectedly" on January 2.Marsha McEvoy/GoFundMe
  • TikTok creator Candice Murley died on January 2.

  • She had over 44,000 followers across her two TikTok accounts.

  • Her sister shared a GoFundMe to cover funeral costs.

TikTok creator Candice Murley died on January 2, according to an obituary on the website of Wiseman's Funeral Home. Murley died at home at the age of 36, the obituary said.

Murley, who was known as Candi on TikTok, had over 44,000 followers across her two TikTok accounts — candimurley and candicemurley — where she would post skits, dances, and cooking videos. She would regularly get tens of thousands of views per video, and had over 450,000 likes on all her TikToks in total.

Murley's final TikTok, posted on Sunday, sees her lip-syncing to a popular sound on the app, which says, "I hate it when the voices inside my head go silent because then I don't know what those fuckers are up to." It received 182,000 views.

Murley's sister Marsha McEvoy posted a GoFundMe fundraiser to help with the costs of the funeral. Murley's death was "very unexpected," McEvoy said on the GoFundMe page.

"We have received some news no one wants to hear, tonight we lost a huge part of our family, my sister Candice," it reads. "This was very unexpected, and our hearts are torn apart. Candice was so full of life and always lived life her own way."

The description notes Murley's love of dancing, music, Bingo, and her cat.

"We just know she is dancing in the sky now, we all know how much she believed in Heaven, she is certainly there," it continues. "We hope she is happy and free at last away from all her struggles and be her happy and carefree self forever in eternity."

Murley is also described on the GoFundMe page as having a "fan base like no other" and will be "missed terribly by many."

"Candice's passing came as a massive shock to our family and we are not financially prepared for it," the GoFundMe reads. "We ask that you please donate what you can to help give Candice the funeral she deserves and to assist our family in coping with this tragic loss. We thank everyone in advance."

So far, the page has raised over $17,000.

Murley leaves behind her mother, father, sisters, and son.

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