YouTube Star Sir Kipsta Dies Aged 17 | 22 Words

YouTube Star, Sir Kipsta has tragically passed away.

He was just seventeen-years-old.

Kipsta, who's real name is Alex Dragomir, had been suffering from heart problems for many years.

As per a GoFundMe page set up in his honor, Alex's condition had "gotten worse over the years to the point where he's had to come into hospital where he'll be living until he gets a heart transplant".

Alex would regularly share his hospital journey with his nearly 15,000 subscribers on YouTube.

As a Manchester United super-fan, Alex would also regularly talk about soccer.

Just hours before his passing, Alex tweeted saying he was going "in for a life-changing procedure".

"Going in for a life saving procedure if it don't work then it's been a great time people thank you for all you've done for me but we pray we see it through and we pray we get fatter and fitter after it for them to see progress and not say they can't do anything after surgery," he wrote.

Alex's sister confirmed the tragic news of his passing on Twitter.

"Helllo , as you all might already know my brother passed away today he had a very hard operation which lasted 7 hours but his heart couldn't take it anymore ,he was too weak to survive. Heaven gained another angel he was my rock my everything . RIP Alex," she wrote.

"Thank you so much to those who supported Alex thru his hospital journey you all been so amazing !you all kept him going gave him the energy to carry on ! All the messages kept his head up . He carried on due to all the nice support he had from twitter. RIP Alex," she added in a following tweet.

Our thoughts are with his friends and family.

Rest in Peace, Alex.