According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department in Michigan, TikTok personality Rory Teasley died at the age of 28 after being reportedly strangled by his 10-year boyfriend following a quarrel about a video game.
A disagreement between Docquen Jovo Watkins & Teasley led police to a suburban Detroit residence on Thursday night, according to local news station Click On Detroit. It was reported that Watkins and his partner had fought and that Teasley was “resting” on the couch, Watkins, said.
TikTok’s inventor was found unresponsive and not breathing when police arrived at the site. Medics confirmed the 28-year-old victim was dead at the scene. Watkins allegedly strangled Teasley following a quarrel about 2016’s one of the highest-selling shooter games “Overwatch,” according to the report. As per Oakland City Jail files, the boyfriend was then charged with homicide and is currently being detained without bail until Jan 18 court proceeding for a reasonable cause interference.
“We see far too often across the country these days when people resort to violence over trivial and insignificant disagreements,” Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard told Click On Detroit. “There is never a reason where violence is acceptable over a disagreement. Those who do so will be held accountable.”
Watkins and Teasley, according to reports, have been dating for ten years. When he died, Teasley had more than 200,000 fans and millions of views on TikTok, where he was known for creating comedy and dancing videos.
Who was Rory Teasley?
Rory was a popular TikTok and Instagram artist with over 218k followers on either platform. He referred to himself as a comedian, everybody’s the gay best friend,” and “International twerk instructor. In the majority of his videos, he focused on showcasing his dance skills.
Several of his most well-known dance videos include him performing on Beyonce’s Freakum Dress, as well as Saucy Santana’s Shisha. To supplement his social media accounts, Rory also maintained a YouTube channel where videos of challenges and reaction content were posted as well as other types.
Fans mourn his death
After the revelation of Rory’s death was verified, many of his followers were still in a state of disbelief. Tributes poured in from all around the world on his social media accounts. One fan wrote- “Rip. Hurt the city off this one you will be missed such a beautiful soul.” Another added: “So sad. Your food and personality were all good vibes. Rip you’ll be missed.” “Rip I’m going to miss seeing u shaking omg I love u so much,” read another comment.
As of writing, no other official statements have been issued by the Sheriff’s department.