Matt George, a popular podcaster and Internet personality, has died at the age of 26 in a hit-and-run incident angel.
The podcast host, originally from Arizona, was killed shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles, according to police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of a white BMW who failed to stop is the focus of an investigation.
Michaela Oakland, her co-host“She Rates Dogs” Announced in a podcast, a Tweet on Saturday that she wanted to let fans of the show know before hearing the news elsewhere. His show gives listeners relationship and life advice.
“I’d rather you guys here [sic] This compared to a news article from me,” the podcaster wrote. “Matt was killed in a hit-and-run last night. I really don’t have any other words right now.”
She added that she wants to reach out to everyone who knows her personally, “but the news is already out and I can’t do that right now”.
The podcaster had a loyal fanbase between Twitter and Instagram with 80,000 followers. On Friday, he tweeted: “I am really beautiful”.
a person tweeted In tribute: “Matt was such a wonderfully kind man, it’s making my God so sad. Rest in peace King.”
“Matt was the funniest person and his tweets always made my day,” wrote one more. “Seeing his life online made me feel close to him and I am very sad. Please take care”.
Many of those who paid tribute to George thanked him and his co-hosts for discussing the “accidents of traveling and dating men” while providing “modern relationship and life advice” with a focus on the LGBT+ community.
Ms. Oakland Thank you For his messages of support to his fans. “Thank you so much to everyone who told the stories and shared how they affected you. Whenever you think of him in the future, please talk about him,” she wrote.
“She’ll send me screenshots of your sweet messages,” she couple. “He shed tears when people told him they had helped him through issues (especially LGBT+ related). He referred you to DMs all the time and how much it made his week and increased his happiness. You really knew him,” Ms Oakland told her fans. “He shared a lot because he felt that the people who listened to him were his friends.”
The Los Angeles Police Department is asking anyone who may have information about the hit-and-run to come forward.