Late TikTok star Adam Perkins’ twin Patrick shares heartbreaking montage of their life


Late TikTok star Adam Perkins’ twin brother Patrick has urged fans to respect their family’s choice to not divulge the cause of death.

After announcing his brother had passed away aged 24, Patrick shared a series of tributes on Instagram and among heartfelt best wishes from fans, he was forced to shoot down questions about how Adam had died. 

He responded: ‘Think I need to take this opportunity to explain something to you: if the cause of death is not released, there is a reason…

‘There is intention in every part of this. Please respect both of us by not asking that question… not sure how it’s not obvious that I didn’t say for a reason. Everything in this is intentional. Please respect that.’

So sad: Late TikTok star Adam Perkins’ twin brother Patrick has urged fans to respect their family’s choice to not divulge the cause of death

Please respect: He responded: 'Think I need to take this opportunity to explain something to you: if the cause of death is not released, there is a reason'

Please respect: He responded: ‘Think I need to take this opportunity to explain something to you: if the cause of death is not released, there is a reason’

Patrick’s messages to fans came before he shared a heartbreaking tribute to his sibling on Wednesday.

To the tune of Joni Mitchell’s 1976 hit Coyote, from his favourite album Hejira, the late online sensation was seen larking around while filming, having his haircut, driving, petting a dog and many more candid moments from their life. 

He added a caption on the heartbreaking video reading: ‘Adam Perkins 1997 – forever and ever. I love you my brother. Always.’

The Boston-born star’s twin confirmed the news on Instagram, as he revealed the star had died on April 11 but did not disclose any cause of death.

Heartbreak: Patrick's messages to fans came before he shared a heartbreaking tribute to his sibling on Wednesday

Heartbreak: Patrick’s messages to fans came before he shared a heartbreaking tribute to his sibling on Wednesday

Beneath the touching video, Adam’s fans penned: ‘My heart hurts. What a huge part of my youth your brothers vines were rest in peace… 

‘Sending my condolences to you and your family… Life just doesn’t feel real anymore lately, sorry for your loss… One last time as a tribute “Hi welcome to chilli’s!’

As well as having thousands of TikTok followers, Adam was also known for an iconic clip on the social media site Vine which saw him parody an advert for the American restaurant chain Chili’s. 

In his announcement, Patrick penned: ‘My brother, Adam Perkins, passed away this previous Sunday, 4-11-21. 

His love: To the tune of Joni Mitchell's 1976 hit Coyote, from his favourite album Hejira, the late online sensation was seen larking around while filming, having his haircut, driving, petting a dog and many more candid moments from their life

His love: To the tune of Joni Mitchell’s 1976 hit Coyote, from his favourite album Hejira, the late online sensation was seen larking around while filming, having his haircut, driving, petting a dog and many more candid moments from their life

Pained: Fans praised the sweet video in the comments

Pained: Fans praised the sweet video in the comments 

Tragic news: He added a caption on the heartbreaking video reading: 'Adam Perkins 1997 - forever and ever. I love you my brother. Always'

Tragic news: He added a caption on the heartbreaking video reading: ‘Adam Perkins 1997 – forever and ever. I love you my brother. Always’

Fan tributes: Beneath the touching video, Adam's fans penned: 'My heart hurts. What a huge part of my youth your brothers vines were rest in peace

Fan tributes: Beneath the touching video, Adam’s fans penned: ‘My heart hurts. What a huge part of my youth your brothers vines were rest in peace

‘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?”…

‘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.

‘In his honor, I will be releasing his album ‘Latch Relay’ on a limited edition vinyl. it will be the first release on Plas Teg Records (@plas.teg), a label that will seek to fulfill his musical destiny that was so tragically cut short.

‘I love you, my best friend Adam. 1997-forever.’  

Emotional: In a moving tribute, Patrick revealed his brother had died on April 11 but did not confirm any cause of death

Emotional: In a moving tribute, Patrick revealed his brother had died on April 11 but did not confirm any cause of death

Following the news of Adam’s death, many devastated fans flooded social media with their tributes and offered their sympathies to Patrick. 

One wrote: ‘My heart aches for you Patrick. I’ve been fans of both of you for years, sending love and strength,’ while another added: ‘I’m so sorry, thinking of you.’

A third penned: ‘So deeply sorry man… sending so much love,’ with one also writing: ‘I can’t believe this I’m so so sorry.’

One fan also wrote: ‘Unbelievavbly tragic. Sorry for your indescribable loss,’ while another commented: ‘I’m so so so sorry 🙁 in my thoughts forever and ever.’ 

Heart-breaking: Following the news of Adam's death, many devastated fans flooded social media with their tributes (pictured in his final Instagram post)

Heart-breaking: Following the news of Adam’s death, many devastated fans flooded social media with their tributes (pictured in his final Instagram post)

Saddening: Many offered their sympathies for Adam's devastating brother Patrick as they shared their own tributes

Saddening: Many offered their sympathies for Adam’s devastating brother Patrick as they shared their own tributes

Funny: Adam was most well-known for a 2015 viral clip on the now-defunct social media site Vine which saw him walk into the bathroom and say 'Welcome to Chili's'

Funny: Adam was most well-known for a 2015 viral clip on the now-defunct social media site Vine which saw him walk into the bathroom and say ‘Welcome to Chili’s’

‘I love you and Adam to the moon and beyond and to say I’m heartbroken is a huge understatement. I will cherish all the incredible hilarious memories we made together forever,’ one of Patrick’s followers wrote in a moving tribute.

Adam’s ex-boyfriend Kelton Elliott also took to social media to pen a lengthy tribute, along with a gallery of snaps from their relationship.

He wrote: ‘This past weekend my forever best friend and ex-boyfriend passed, and I’ve been devastated. We spent almost every day and night in 2020 and 2021 together in our little home until I temporarily relocated to Oregon. 

‘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. 

Devastating: Adam's ex-boyfriend Kelton Elliott also took to social media to pen a lengthy tribute, along with a gallery of snaps from their relationship

Devastating: Adam’s ex-boyfriend Kelton Elliott also took to social media to pen a lengthy tribute, along with a gallery of snaps from their relationship

Close: The snaps showed the pair together as Kelton said he was 'devastated' by his passing after they spent 'much of 2020 and 2021 together'

Close: The snaps showed the pair together as Kelton said he was ‘devastated’ by his passing after they spent ‘much of 2020 and 2021 together’

‘The second slide is a screenshot of Redwood Reverie, the track on Spotify he most liked sharing with his coworkers and friends. It’s from his 2018 album Latch Relay, and it’s one of my favorite songs of his along with The Engine and Arms Akimbo. 

‘Last week he was working on more to release. Give his music a listen, and know that the artist was loved so so so much. The link in my bio takes you to his Spotify.’

While he boasted over 19,000 followers on TikTok, Adam was most well-known for a 2015 viral clip on the now-defunct social media site Vine.

Distraught: Kelton added: 'We were there for each other during the hardest year of our lives. I could and have talked about him for hours'

Distraught: Kelton added: ‘We were there for each other during the hardest year of our lives. I could and have talked about him for hours’

Supportive: In his lengthy tribute, Kelton added that Adam would want to be remembered for 'his art and his music'

Supportive: In his lengthy tribute, Kelton added that Adam would want to be remembered for ‘his art and his music’

In the six-second video, he could be seen walking into a bathroom in his boxers and saying: ‘Hi, welcome to Chili’s’ – to mock the tagline for a series of ads for the US restaurant chain Chili’s. 

The clip sparked a slew of parodies and remixes, and gained over 20 million loops in a year.

Adam and Patrick often made Vine videos together, and he even featured in the video which sees him vape a cloud of smoke which is blown away, before turning to the camera and saying: ‘Adam!’  

Past: Adam was born and raised in Boston until he was six, and had regularly appeared in Vines with his twin brother Patrick until the platform was shut down in 2016

Past: Adam was born and raised in Boston until he was six, and had regularly appeared in Vines with his twin brother Patrick until the platform was shut down in 2016



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