AceShowbiz - Beloved TikTok dad Bobby Moudy has sadly passed away by suicide. His family confirmed that the Internet star, born James Robert Moudy, took his own life on April 28 after financial struggles.
"It is with great sadness that we share the tragic loss of Bobby Moudy," read a statement shared on his daughter Kaytlin Moudy's TikTok account earlier this month. "Bobby was a loving husband, brother and friend. On April 28th, he was a victim of suicide."
"Bobby was full of life and laughs, but also weighed down by financial pressures," the statement continued. "His wife Jennifer and their three children are in emotional and financial crisis as he was their rock."
Along with the message, the video featured a series of throwback photos of Bobby with his family. A caption accompanying the video read, "On April 28th my bestfriend was able to see our Heavenly Father. He was the most amazing dad, brother, uncle, and friend. He had such an impact on not only his family but those around him. He was and is still so loved by so many. He will forever be remembered. I hope you’re hugging louie tight for us. We're counting down the days until we see you again."
A GoFundMe page has been set up by a family friend to help Bobby's family. "If Bobby touched your life in any way, personally or through his TikTok page, please consider helping his family through this devastating time through the GoFundMe page," the friend wrote on the GoFundMe page.
"Whether you are able to give or not, please cover Jennifer, Kaytlin, Max and Charleigh in your prayers," the friend added. The online fundraiser has raised nearly $67,000 of its $75,000 goal.
The circumstances surrounding Bobby's death are still unclear, but he's reportedly found dead at his home in Mississippi. He left behind wife Jennifer and kids Kaytlin, Max and Charleigh.
A few days after his passing, his wife Jennifer shared a message on Instagram that she said was written by her cousin. "We all have so many thoughts and feelings, but few words to express them. It's hard to explain how one minute you're heartbroken over the amount of pain and desperation he endured, and the next you're in a rage for the choice that he made," it read.
"You have to keep reminding yourself to direct the anger at the choice and the sadness the loss of an amazing bad, husband, son, brother, cousin, nephew and friend. As a family, we don't want other families to endure such a loss," it went on noting. "45,979 families felt this pain when the last statistics were done. On average there are 130 suicides per day. Those numbers are not OK."
The message concluded, "We have to help them remember that we all have sadness, hopelessness, and despair at times but it's never front and center on the platforms we spend so many hours a day swiping through."
Bobby rose to fame on TikTok by posting wholesome family content on his account, which had 361,400 followers. His followers have since sent their prayers to the grieving family. "my heart just sank. i'm so beyond sorry, i've been a silence follower for a couple years now and he always brought so much joy. praying for you guys!!" one wrote.
Another reacted to the sad news, "How does one that brought joy & laughter to so many people he didn't even know, also be the one struggling the hardest. praying for you & ur family." A third said, "OMG this breaks my heart so much! I love watching you guys! I am so sorry! Thinking of you and your family during this horrible time of loss?"