Keenan Cahill, a YouTube creator who made videos lip-syncing with celebrities, dies at 27

Keenan Cahill
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YouTube lip-synced Keenan Cahill, 27, who passed away from complications following surgery.

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Keenan Cahill, a popular internet content producer, known for his celebrity-studded lip-syncing films, passed away on Thursday.

Cahill passed away on Thursday afternoon at a hospital in Chicago following complications undergoing open heart surgery, his manager David Graham told USA TODAY on Friday. Cahill underwent the procedure on December 15 and was put on life support due to complications.

The YouTuber, who battled the hereditary condition Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome, told his followers about the procedure earlier this month in posts on social media.

On December 5, Cahill posted on Instagram, saying, “One week until open heart surgery.” “Good luck to me. Love you guys.

According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders, the main feature of Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome is “total or partial loss of action of the enzyme arylsulfatase B.” (NORD). Coarse facial features, corneal clouding, joint abnormalities, numerous skeletal malformations, an excessively enlarged liver and/or spleen, and hearing loss are just a few symptoms that can result from this interruption in enzyme action.

According to NORD, children with the condition frequently have heart problems. In his teen years, Cahill started posting videos to YouTube, singing and lip-syncing to pop songs like the Jonas Brothers, Shakira, and the All- American Rejects.

When celebrities saw his videos and joined him in his creative lip-syncing, his YouTube channel started to take off. Stars including 50 Cent, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and Ariana Grande appeared in Cahill’s music videos. 60 million people have seen Cahill and 50 Cent’s cover of the rapper’s “Down on Me” with Jeremih to date.

Pauly D, a DJ and television personality who worked with Cahill on a rendition of his song “Beat Dat Beat,” expressed his sorrow on Twitter on Friday.

Along with an image of the two at an event, Pauly said on Twitter, “Rip Keenan.” “Thank You for making the universe smile all the time.”

After having open-heart surgery on December 15, Keenan Cahill, a well-known YouTuber who created lip-sync videos with stars including 50 Cent,  Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and others, passed away on Thursday.

Keenan Cahill, a YouTube creator who made videos lip-syncing with celebrities, dies at 27

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On Friday, his official Facebook profile wrote: “Keenan is an inspiration. Let’s celebrate by memorising all the substance he created, performers he partnered with, music he produced, and the passion he had for everybody who endorsed him over the years.” It also said that his family had established a GoFundMe account to assist with funeral expenses.

Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome, which Cahill had, can result in heart illness and physical impairments akin to dwarfism. He was diagnosed when he was 1, underwent a transplant of bone marrow in 1997, and underwent a number of more operations over the years to assist in curing the genetic illness.

What was the cause of the death of Keenan Cahill?

Cahill had Maroteaux–Lamy syndrome, which can cause heart disease and physical limitations similar to dwarfism. He had open-heart surgery two weeks ago.

Cahill has around 721,000 followers on YouTube, and his videos have received more than 500 million views. He uploaded his debut lip-sync video to Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” in August 2010, and it has received 58 million views.

The pop artist and Cahill finally got together and shot a video together a year later.

With 50 Cent, Cahill made the most well-liked video, lip-syncing “Down on Me” to the tune of 60 million total views. Along with these musicians, he has worked with Andy Grammer, Jason Derulo, David Guetta, LMFAO, Lil Jon, Sean Kingston, Pauly D, and Lil Jon.

Long before social media platforms like Instagram, Vine, or TikTok became viral, videos were a standard feature of the platform; his videos were among the first, most popular blockbusters from YouTube’s early years. In the 2010s, he also put out two EPs & four singles on iTunes.

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