TikTok, Former Vine Star Adam Perkins Dead At 24 — Twin Brother 'Struggling To Find The Words' To Cope

Apr. 15 2021, Updated 11:50 a.m. ET

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TikTok and former Vine star Adam Perkins has died at age 24.

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Adam's twin brother, Patrick Perkins, broke the sad news on Instagram and said that Adam passed away on Sunday, April 11, but did not reveal the cause of his death. 

"I can’t even really put into words what this loss means for me. i’m often asked the question, 'what’s it like to be a twin?' and my response is usually, 'what’s it like to NOT be a twin?'" Patrick wrote.

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"Being a twin is a very central part of my identity. it’s all i’ve known. and i’m struggling to find the words to explain what it will be like for me to live in this world without him. my best friend," he continued. 

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Patrick shared that in honor of his brother's untimely death, he will release his album Latch Relay on a limited-edition vinyl "to fulfill his musical destiny that was so tragically cut short."

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Patrick described his brother as "a genius" in another post. "An absolute and undeniable genius. he would hate me calling him that, but he can’t stop me now. adam, if you’re pissed i’m calling you that, tough luck. try and stop me."

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Fans left their condolences in the comments.

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"This is devastating. he was a powerful influence on my life, and i’m glad the two of you had each other for the time that you did. i hope you can get some time and space to process how you need to," one user wrote.  

"Unbelievably tragic. Sorry for your indescribable loss," another offered, while a third said: "I can’t believe this I’m so so sorry."

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Adam's ex-boyfriend Kelton Elliot also penned a tribute in light of his passing, and said they spent most of 2020 and 2021 together until Elliot temporarily moved to Oregon. 

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"We were there for each other during the hardest year of our lives. I could and have talked about him for hours, but I’m just saying one thing right now: Me and him discussed how we’d want to be remembered after we died, and he said he’d like to be remembered for his art, his music," Elliot wrote. 

The content creator is best known for his viral "Welcome to Chili’s" video, which reportedly garnered more than 20 million views in a year and became a pop culture phenomenon before Vine shutdown in 2017. 

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