TikTok personality Laura Lee Watts has announced that her daughter Savannah Watts has passed away aged 15 after battling epilepsy for years.
The TikTok star and mother of three confirmed the heartbreaking news with her followers in a video posted on Monday, February 13.
The 33-year-old gained popularity on social media for sharing candid stories surrounding the upbringing of her three children and short family vlogs.
In emotional tributes, many fans mourned Savannah’s passing at such a young age and sent messages of support to Laura and her family.
LAURA LEE WATTS ANNOUNCES DAUGHTER’S DEATH
In a video on Monday, Laura confirmed that her 15-year-old daughter Savannah passed away after battling epilepsy since she was a child.
In previous TikTok videos, Laura had shared that Savannah was diagnosed when she was younger but sadly her seizures became worse while growing up.
“I can not believe I’m making this video and I’m going to do my best to get through it,” the mom of three shared in the heart-wrenching video. “Most of you know I have three children, and my oldest is Savannah.”
“She’s 15 and she’s epileptic. I know you guys really loved her, so I wanted to let you know that yesterday morning she had a fatal seizure and passed away,” Laura continued.
“She was the most beautiful child I’ve ever known. Beautiful soul, the kindest heart. I don’t know how I’m going to live without her.”
SAVANNAH WATTS WAS DIAGNOSED WHEN SHE WAS A KID
Savannah was diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy where seizures begin before a child turns four years old.
In a video posted in August 2021, Laura revealed Savannah developed the health condition around the age of three or four. As Savannah grew up, her seizures progressed and became more severe with time.
“Her neurologist and I always hoped that she would just outgrow it as she went through puberty but she did not — actually it just got a lot worse,” Laura explained in the video.
“She has different types of seizures and it’s really hard to control so you never know when she’s gonna have a seizure.”
TRIBUTES PAID TO SAVANNAH
Many of Laura’s followers shared tributes to Savannah in the comment section of her video and sent heartfelt condolences.
Fellow TikTok personality Dylan Mulvaney said: “I am so sorry for your loss Laura Lee. I am sending you a blanket of love.”
Another fan wrote: “I am so sorry Laura. I’ve been a silent follower for years and all I want to do is give you a hug. Prayers to you and your family during this hard time.”
“I’m so sorry for your loss,” a third follower wrote. “I’ve been following you guys for the past two years. I’ve loved watching her grow into a beautiful woman. RIP Savannah.”
Source: hitc.com, Filiz Mustafa