Keenan Cahill, a YouTuber, died at the age of 27. The popular content producer died as a result of complications from his recent heart surgery. Since then, netizens have gone to social media to pay respect to the lip-sync icon. WGN media reported his death after receiving information from his family’s representative. The YouTuber died on December 29, 2022, according to reports.
The family did not reveal the cause of his death, however, Keenan Cahill’s manager, David Graham, informed TMZ that he had heart surgery on December 15, 2022. However, he later had to deal with difficulties from the treatment. He was also placed on life support and died in a Chicago hospital on Thursday afternoon after being removed from it. Prior to his death, the YouTuber stated in his penultimate Instagram post on December 12 that he was about to have open-heart surgery. He has already declared on the social media platform:
“We have one week till open heart surgery.” Wishing you all the best.”
According to sources, the influencer had Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome, which causes bone anomalies in sufferers.
Everything you need to know about Keenan Cahill’s Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome.
Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome is also known as Mucopolysaccharidosis type VI or MPS VI, according to MedlinePlus. It is a chronic condition that:
“expands various tissues and organs, causing them to swell, become inflammatory or damaged, and finally fade away” (atrophy). This illness is also characterized by skeletal anomalies. The pace at which symptoms deteriorate varies from person to person.”
Those who have the same condition often have skeletal anomalies such as a big head, low height, and joint deformities that may impair movement. Patients may also develop carpal tunnel syndrome and have a small spinal canal. Significant visual and hearing loss may also occur, as well as a soft pouch around the midsection. The condition has no impact on IQ. Cardiac issues are common in Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome patients. Respiratory issues might include narrowing of the airway, which can contribute to sleep apnea and respiratory infections.
The severity of the problem determines the life expectancy of persons suffering from the illness. If the necessary therapies are not received, a person may only live until puberty or late childhood. Those with lesser symptoms may survive until maturity. However, their longevity is reduced since the respiratory ailments associated with the condition play a significant part in their mortality.
As Keenan Cahill dies away, tributes flow in.
Fans of the YouTuber were devastated to learn of his death. Many people flocked to social media to pay their respects to the online phenomenon. Several tributary messages were read:
RIP the young legend Keenan Cahill 🕊️pic.twitter.com/sSd3uc8LQ9
— memory lane (@bitchiwas999) December 30, 2022
RIP King #KeenanCahill pic.twitter.com/psKZTFPzTQ
— Leeeeeeesh (@AlyciaMarie_x3) December 31, 2022
Keenan Cahill’s official YouTube channel has 723k followers. During his meteoric ascent to fame, he worked with celebrities such as Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, and Jennifer Anniston, among others. His lip-sync videos became popular on the internet. In a May 2011 interview, he spoke of his passion:
“I’ve always wanted to stand apart. I used to beg God, “will you?” Now I say, “thank you.” I simply hope that other kids with illnesses or impairments see me and realize they shouldn’t give up on their ambitions. “Anything is possible.”
Keenan Cahill has shifted his focus in recent years to DJing. He just three weeks ago uploaded his farewell song on YouTube.