Vine star Adam Perkins dies aged 24
14 April 2021, 14:56 | Updated: 14 April 2021, 16:04
Adam Perkins' twin brother, Patrick Perkins, has since taken to Instagram to confirm to pay tribute to Adam.
Beloved Vine star Adam Perkins has tragically died at the age of 24.
Yesterday (Apr 13), Adam Perkins' twin brother, Patrick Perkins, took to social media to confirm that Adam had passed away on April 11. Adam first rose to fame on Vine and quickly gained a legion of fans thanks to his hilarious videos. He is perhaps best known for his iconic 'Welcome to Chilli's' video. It's currently unclear how Adam died.
In a heartfelt, Instagram post dedicate to his "best friend", Patrick wrote: "my brother, Adam Perkins, passed away this previous Sunday, 4-11-21."
Adam then continued: "i can’t even really put into words what this loss means for me. i’m often asked the question, “what’s it like to be a twin?” and my response is usually, “what’s it like to NOT be a twin?” being a twin is a very central part of my identity. it’s all i’ve known. and i’m struggling to find the words to explain what it will be like for me to live in this world without him. my best friend."
He added: "in his honor, I will be releasing his album “Latch Relay” on a limited edition vinyl. it will be the first release on Plas Teg Records ( @plas.teg ), a label that will seek to fulfill his musical destiny that was so tragically cut short. i love you, my best friend Adam. 1997-forever."
Adam also posted an emotional video tribute to his brother on the platform.
Our thoughts are with Adam's friends, family and loved ones at this time.