Rising Australian musician, Lil Bo Weep has died at the age of 22. The singer and YouTube star, whose real name was Winona Lisa Green, died this past Saturday, March 5. The cause of her death has not yet been publicly released.
Lil Bo Weep’s father, Matthew Schofield confirmed her death in a post on Facebook, on Saturday evening. He also posted tribute to his daughter, which he began by saying: “This weekend we lost the fight for my daughter’s life against depression, trauma, PTSD and drug addiction that we have been fighting since we got her back from America through emergency repatriation [Department of Foreign Affairs] but broken.
“She fought hard against her demons as we all did side by side next to her and picking up the broken pieces over and over again but she could not fight any more and we lost her,” Schofield continued.
“As her dad I am proud of her beyond words as she is my hero, my daughter and my best friend that I love so so much. She is no longer hurting now with the universe wanting their angel back,” the recording artist’s father also noted.
“A big part of me is lost at the moment but I ask respectfully that my close friends try not to ring me until I get someway through this. ALWAYS IN MY HEART. I LOVE MY WINNIE. Lil Bo Weep,” Schofield’s tribute concluded.
Lil Bo Weep shared her struggles with her fans in a video she posted to her Instagram account last week. In the video, which now serves as her final post on the social media platform, she revealed she had been “crying all day” over the loss of her child.
“Around this time last year I lost my child and I would like to do something in remembrance of her preferably with some flowers or on the beach and spend the day just mourning. I would really appreciate if anyone in Adelaide would be kind enough to do that for me and with me, so please reach out. Thank you,” the rapper noted.
In the caption that accompanied the post, Lil Bo Weep also divulged that she grew up with a severe eating disorder. She also said she was taking medication to help her “avoid any psychosis from my CPTSD.”
According to reports, the musician began releasing music in 2015, at the age of 15. She has 36,500 followers on the music distribution platform, SoundCloud and 125,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel.