In Memoriam: Fallen Stars of 2021
The TikTok neighborhood has misplaced a rising star.
Rory Teasley, a content material creator often called @too2pump4tv on the social media platform, was allegedly choked to loss of life on Jan. 6 after an argument together with his boyfriend of 10 years, Docquen Jovo Watkins, based on a press launch from the Workplace of the Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard in Oakland County, Mich.
Police alleged that Teasley, 28, and Watkins, 31, received right into a dispute whereas enjoying Overwatch, a team-based shooter recreation, at a residence in Pontiac. Officers responded to the scene shortly earlier than midnight over a report of a home assault and located Teasley unconscious and never respiration, the discharge mentioned.
In accordance with authorities, Watkins had referred to as 911 and advised police that his boyfriend was "sleeping" on the sofa after the combat.
Teasley was taken to an area hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless. The Oakland County Medical Examiner's Workplace confirmed to E! Information that Teasley died of asphyxia and neck compression and his method of loss of life was dominated as a murder.
"We see far too usually throughout the nation nowadays when folks resort to violence over trivial and insignificant disagreements," Sheriff Michael Bouchard mentioned in an announcement. "There may be by no means a motive the place violence is appropriate over a disagreement. People who achieve this will likely be held accountable."
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Watkins was arrested on a second-degree homicide cost and was arraigned on Jan. 9, based on police. A possible trigger convention has been set for Jan. 18, whereas a preliminary examination is scheduled for Jan. 25.
On-line data present that he's at the moment being held with out bond on the Oakland County Jail. Lawyer data for Watkins was not instantly out there to E! Information.
On the time of his loss of life, Teasley had amassed over 220,000 followers on his TikTok account, which featured dance and comedy movies. In December, he appeared alongside Watkins in a clip set to Summer season Walker's "Insane," writing within the caption, "When We Each Cheated On Eachother With The Identical Dude & We Each Fell For Him."
Within the wake of his passing, Teasley's frequent TikTok collaborator, @NotoriousMoke, took to Instagram to mourn his "homosexual greatest good friend."
"I am so misplaced for phrases I am unable to cease crying. I like you a lot," he captioned movies of the pair collectively. "I simply want one final video with you. One final cellphone name. One final studying session."
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