Lil Tay’s Reported Death Remains A Mystery After Dad Reportedly Won’t Confirm Teen Died

Lil Tay’s dad is reportedly not confirming whether or not his daughter has died, despite a heartbreaking post on her Instagram page that claims she did. Insider reportedly reached out to Lil Tay’s father, Christopher Hope, with whom multiple media outlets report she did not have a close relationship, and he told the publication that he couldn’t comment on the post and declined to answer if she was still alive. Harry Tsang, the teen’s former manager, told Insider that the situation needs “‘cautious consideration” and that he could not confirm or deny the news. The outlet also reports that it reached out to law enforcement agencies in Canada and Los Angeles, where Lil Tay is known to have lived, and both told Insider there were no active death investigations involving the social media star. Access Hollywood has reached out to Lil Tay’s management for comment. According to a statement posted to the rapper’s Instagram account on Wednesday, she passed away unexpectedly. “It is with a heavy heart that we share the devastating news of our beloved Claire’s sudden and tragic passing. We have no words to express the unbearable loss and indescribable pain. This outcome was entirely unexpected and has left us all in shock. Her brother’s passing adds an even more unimaginable depth to our grief. During this time of immense sorrow, we kindly ask for privacy as we grieve this overwhelming loss, as the circumstances surrounding Claire and her brother’s passing are still under investigation,” the statement read. A cause of death for the teenager, whose real name is Claire Hope, has yet to be confirmed. “Claire will forever remain in our hearts, her absence leaving an irreplaceable void that will be felt by all who knew and loved her,” the post concluded.