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TikTok star Gabriel Salazar, 19, and three others die in fiery car crash during police chase


TikTok star Gabriel Salazar, 19, has died in a car accident on Sunday in Texas following a police chase.

Salazar, who was known as GabeNotBabe on social media, was driving the car and had three passengers when police tried to pull over a white Chevrolet Camaro.

They unsuccessfully deployed a tire deflation device and the car eventually hit a tree and rolled multiple times before bursting into flames. 

Salazar joined TikTok in 2019 and accumulated more than 2million followers before his sudden death. He often shared videos of himself lip syncing and dancing.

Salazar’s older sister Danna Salazar, confirmed her brother’s passing on Instagram Monday night and tributes for the young influencer immediately flooded in.

Danna captioned a series of photos of her brother in Spanish: ‘I’d give anything to have you here with us, we need you so much. I’ll no longer be able to see your beautiful smile. I love you little brother. I hope to see you soon.’ 

TikTok star Gabriel Salazar, 19, has died following a car accident on Sunday in Zavala County, Texas. He was known as GabeNotBabe on social media and boasted more than 2million followers on TikTok and 757,000 on Instagram

In his last Instagram post, Salazar leaned on the hood of a white Chevrolet Camaro wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants and white sneakers and captioned the photo, which he shared with his more than 757,000 followers: 'Should I get my septum back?'

In his last Instagram post, Salazar leaned on the hood of a white Chevrolet Camaro wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants and white sneakers and captioned the photo, which he shared with his more than 757,000 followers: ‘Should I get my septum back?’

According to the police report, officers tried to stop a white Chevrolet Camaro around 1.25am but the driver refused to pull over. The car eventually crashed into a tree and rolled over multiple times before catching fire. All four people in the car were pronounced dead at the scene

Salazar was driving the car when the accident happened

According to the police report, officers tried to stop Salazar while he was driving a white Chevrolet Camaro around 1.25am but he refused to pull over. The car eventually crashed into a tree and rolled over multiple times before catching fire. All four people in the car were pronounced dead at the scene

Salazar – and the three other people in the car – were pronounced dead at the scene. 

The young content creator from Brownsville, Texas, posed in front of a white Chevrolet Camaro just five days ago in the last Instagram photo he posted before the tragic accident.

He leaned on the hood of the car wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants and white sneakers and captioned the photo, which he shared with his more than 757,000 followers: ‘Should I get my septum back?’ 

He was referring to a nose piercing. 

His funeral took place Wednesday at 4pm in San Antonio, Texas, and a GoFundMe was set up by one of Salazar's friends as a memorial fund

His funeral took place Wednesday at 4pm in San Antonio, Texas, and a GoFundMe was set up by one of Salazar’s friends as a memorial fund

Salazar’s best friend and fellow TikToker Ricky Flores started the hashtag ‘LLG’ – Long Live Gabe – alongside photos he posted of him and his late friend. 

‘Words can’t even explain how I feel right now. Man I would do anything to get you back right now bro,’ he added.

Flores also gave an emotional speech at Salazar’s funeral, which took place Wednesday at 4pm in San Antonio, Texas.

‘We have so much memories together, man…I know he would love to see all these people here for him,’ he said through tears.

A GoFundMe page set up by another one of Salazar’s friends, Chris Vasquez, as a memorial fund. 

As of Thursday morning more than 2,100 donors raised $37,667 – well above its $25,000 goal.

Flores gave an emotional speech at Salazar's funeral. 'We have so much memories together, man...I know he would love to see all these people here for him,' he said through tears

Flores gave an emotional speech at Salazar’s funeral. ‘We have so much memories together, man…I know he would love to see all these people here for him,’ he said through tears

Salazar's best friend and fellow TikToker Ricky Flores (right) started the hashtag 'LLG' - Long Live Gabe - alongside photos he posted of him and his late friend

Salazar’s best friend and fellow TikToker Ricky Flores (right) started the hashtag ‘LLG’ – Long Live Gabe – alongside photos he posted of him and his late friend

‘Gabriel loved his family and was always horsing around with her sister and little brother. He was always there with a big hug and smile, and his family will never forget those warm moments,’ he said as a tribute to his friend on the GoFundMe page.

‘He was so funny with a quiet sense of humor and sarcasm. I cannot believe that I am sitting here writing this. How is this real life?’ Vasquez, who is also a popular TikToker with 1.3million followers on the app, added.

Salazar had recently graduated from a Texas high school and decided to pursue content creation full time. 

He is survived by his parents, older sister and younger brother, who he did not often reveal on his social media pages.

Salazar's older sister Danna Salazar (pictured right with her brother), confirmed her brother's passing on Instagram Monday night and tributes for the young influencer immediately flooded in

Salazar’s older sister Danna Salazar (pictured right with her brother), confirmed her brother’s passing on Instagram Monday night and tributes for the young influencer immediately flooded in



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