19-year-old Caitlyn Loane, an Australian farmer, best known for her farming-themed TikTok posts, has died, just days after posting her final video on the platform.
Loane, who had over 90,000 followers on the video-sharing-focused social networking service, took her own life on Thursday, July 8th, 2021.
The teenage agvocate was passionate about promoting women in agriculture and worked on her family’s 1,400-acre enterprise in Tasmania.
Her father, Philip, issued a brief statement to media following the fourth-generation farmer’s passing.
“Words can’t describe our loss. She was a lovely, crazy young woman who was an invaluable member of our family,” he said.
Her mother, Richele, said her “smile lit up the room” and that she ”was not afraid to get her hands dirty”.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Devonport Football Club said:
“It is with deep sadness and regret that the Devonport Football Club acknowledges the sudden passing of one of our female players, Caitlyn Loane.”
“The board, the members, players, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters of the Devonport Football Club convey our sincere condolences and warmest thoughts to Caitlyn’s family and friends, which, of course, includes her teammates in the DFC Senior Women’s team.”
“The past week has put into context what really matters in life, and has reminded us all that football, as unifying as it is, is just a game after all.”
“The priority of the Devonport Football Club at present is to provide an empathetic, supportive network to all associated with the club, with particular focus on those most affected by the tragic passing of Caitlyn.”
One social media user described her as “a girl who had a smile for everyone, made the effort to brighten people’s days, and worked hard in everything she did. She was a beautiful soul with so much to give”.
Another said: “I did not know you personally, but you touched the hearts of everyone who was lucky enough to hear your laugh and watch your videos inspiring other young aspiring women in Australian agriculture.”