Controversial OnlyFans model reportedly dead at 24: 'Life isn't fair'

Reports suggest she'd suffered depression potentially caused by backlash from her online persona Coconut Kitty.

A Californian mum and OnlyFans model has reportedly taken her own life after claims she suffered depression potentially caused by backlash from her online persona Coconut Kitty.

Diana Deets, who has over 5.4 million followers on Instagram, had previously been accused of manipulating her images to look like a child with claims she was "pedo-baiting". She was also accused of "grooming" and catfishing underage young women on social media, Rolling Stone previously reported.

The news of her death came in the form of a statement on her popular Instagram page and was addressed to "all lovers and fans of Coconut". The model's age has always been unclear, however, reports suggest she was 24 years old when she died, the New York Post reported.

Diana Deets, who was known online as Coconut Kitty.
Instagram model and OnlyFans star Diana Deets reportedly took her own life. Source: Instagram/rabblerouserdianadeets

"It’s unfair. Life isn’t fair. We wish you guys could get to know her the way her friends and family did. See, she was such a light to this world. Truly she was always glowing. You could never slow that girl down," the statement read on Sunday, one week after her death. "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."

The model is remembered as "a mum, a sister, a daughter, a best friend" and a person who "could light up a whole room". She's described as "the type of person who would drop everything to help you with your problems and would always be in your corner".

"That smile of hers could light up a whole room, it would turn your whole day around. And her laugh. Her laugh was so contagious," the post continued. "We miss her so much and life is never going to be the same without her."

Diana Deets, who was known online as Coconut Kitty.
Diana Deets is also known online as Coconut Kitty. Instagram/coconutkittywins

According to SNBC13, Ms Deets had a reported net worth of about US$450,000. The publication also cited unconfirmed reports she's been suffering "a long battle with mental illness" potentially associated with her line of work.

In a 2021 Rolling Stone article, Ms Deets admitted she got "tired of people commenting on my looks". "It kinda bothered me," she said. She also claimed her age was "irrelevant" when asked.

She said she created Coconut Kitty as a way to express herself as a "real-life anime character" with a small chin, small waist and big eyes.

"Coconut Kitty gave me an opportunity to disassociate myself," she said.

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