Famous YouTuber Keenan Cahill, 27, died suddenly on Thursday, according to a family spokeswoman.
Cahill, who has Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome, revealed his open-heart surgery on social media on December 15.
According to MedlinePlus, Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome causes tissues and organs to expand, inflamed or injured, and eventually perish (atrophy).
Inherited. The syndrome raises the chance of cardiac issues, particularly faulty heart valves.
After releasing lip-synched videos in 2010, Cahill rose to fame as one of the first YouTube celebrities. Katy Perry and Jimmy Kimmel were all featured in his YouTube videos.
Later, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Jennifer Aniston, 50 Cent, and other well-known fans appeared on his YouTube channel.
Sara Bareilles’ “Uncharted” music video features Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Josh Groban, and Cahill.
“Let’s celebrate by thinking back on all the content he created, the artists he collaborated with, the music he produced, and the love he had for all of his fans throughout the years,” his official Facebook account wrote on Friday.
His family has started a GoFundMe fundraiser to help with the funeral cost. Keenan is an example to follow. Let’s celebrate by keeping in mind all the things he made, the artists he collaborated with, and the music he created.
In 2010, Cahill began lip-syncing to well-known songs online. That is where he first gained fame.
He sang songs with 50 Cent, Katy Perry, and Jennifer Aniston.
Cahill had nearly 500 million views on YouTube.His early musical endeavors were also displayed on his channel.
Keenan Cahill’s Biography
Keenan Cahill, a YouTube celebrity and music artist, worked hard to achieve fame.
He first overcame the rare inherited disease mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS-6).
At 18, Cahill became a household name with his iMac, just 13 years old.
After publishing a series of amusing videos in which he lip-synced to Top 40 songs while singing, the young man from Elmhurst, Illinois, rose to fame.
Keenan lip-synced to attract attention. After gaining 459 million admirers, Keenan wanted to be a full-time musician.
On July 31, 2012, Keenan and the British sister duo Electrovamp released their first original song. On November 20, 2012, “Hands Up” and its music video were available for online purchases and downloads.
The US music video had its debut on The Insider. On the US Billboard Club Play/Dance Chart, “Hands Up” peaked at position 14.
The female duo Doremi Fly from the UK and French DJ Oriska appeared on Keenan’s second song, “Tonight.” His third song, “Closer,” was released in late 2013 alongside the Scottish hip-hop group SHY & DRS.
Cahill rose to fame thanks to Keenan’s rendition of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.” Cahill’s YouTube parody of Perry’s song about adolescent love received millions of views and gained him thousands of new followers.
The video’s viewership increased from 600,000 to 3 million in a week following Perry’s sharing of the video on her social media pages. Nearly 60 million people have watched the video.
Cahill gained fame overnight.
His “Down On Me” video with 50 Cent got him famous, yet he also produced a dream video with Katy Perry. Since then, Cahill has collaborated on music videos with The Wanted, 50 Cent, David Guetta, and Justin Bieber.
For a little kid who had spent most of his life being transferred from hospital to hospital due to his uncommon genetic illness, MPS VI, which occurs once in every 340,000 live births, the impossible became almost instantly probable.
With his 649,000 subscribers and 459,000,000 video views, Keenan attracted today’s most considerable talents. With appearances from DJ Pauly D in “Beat Dat Beat,” David Guetta in “Mega-Mix,” and 50 Cent in “Down On Me,” Cahill was one of the most famous musicians on YouTube.
Cahill has appeared on Tyra Banks’ “America’s Top Model” on the CW, Nick Cannon’s “America’s Got Talent” on NBC, and the LMFAO, Justin Bieber, and David Hasselhoff’s “American Music Awards” on ABC, in addition to his popular YouTube channel and hilarious appearance on Chelsea Lately.
He has also appeared in commercials for the World Series champion San Francisco Giants, the NBA’s New York Knicks, Smartwater (featuring Jennifer Aniston), Wrigley’s gum, and viral marketing campaigns (with Serenading Unicorn).
Keenan and Paramount Pictures produced an excellent video with Julianne Hough to promote “Footloose.”