Diana Deets, a 24-year-old mother and OnlyFans model, reportedly passed away by suicide due to alleged depression brought on by the backlash from her online persona, Coconut Kitty. With over 5.4 million followers on Instagram, she was a popular figure on social media. However, she had been accused of manipulating her images to look like a child, leading to claims of “pedo-baiting.” She had also been accused of “grooming” and catfishing underage young women on social media, as reported by Rolling Stone.
The news of her death was announced on her popular Instagram page, addressed to “all lovers and fans of Coconut.” Her age had always been a topic of discussion, but reports suggest she was 24 years old when she passed away. Her fans, friends, and family are devastated by the loss. They remembered her as a kind-hearted person who would go out of her way to help others, and her death has left a void in their lives.
The statement said, “It’s unfair. Life isn’t fair. We wish you guys could get to know her the way her friends and family did. She was such a light to this world. Truly she was always glowing. You could never slow that girl down. She was so hard-headed and strong, but also just so kind with the biggest heart we have ever known. She was always trying to lift everyone up around her. She wanted everyone to win.”
Ms. Deets was described as “a mum, a sister, a daughter, a best friend” and a person who “could light up a whole room.” Her smile and laugh were remembered as contagious. She was well known for being the type of person who would drop everything to help a friend with their problems and would always be in their corner. Her family and friends will miss her dearly.
According to SNBC13, Ms. Deets had a reported net worth of about US$450,000. The publication also cited unconfirmed reports that she had been suffering from “a long battle with mental illness” potentially associated with her line of work. Mental health struggles and suicidal ideation can be complex, and it is essential to approach them with sensitivity and respect.
In a 2021 Rolling Stone article, Ms. Deets admitted to getting “tired of people commenting on my looks.” “It kinda bothered me,” she said. She created the Coconut Kitty persona to express herself as a “real-life anime character” with distinct features. Ms. Deets claimed her age was “irrelevant” when asked, and she said that the persona allowed her to disassociate herself from her real-life persona.