A MUCH-LOVED TikTok star has tragically taken her life days after posting a haunting final video.
Caitlyn Loane, 19, was well known for sharing videos about life on her family's 600-hectare cattle farm in Tasmania, Australia.
The young Aussie, who has 51,000 followers, shared an eerie post on June 27 involving a montage of photos and her lip syncing to an American country tune with the lyrics "how far would you drive for the girl of your dreams?"
The video's caption read: "What about Tasmania?"
So far, 160,000 people have watched the clip while countless others have left comments expressing their shock at the star's abrupt death.
Dad Phillip Loane said his family was devastated by her passing.
"She was a lovely, crazy young woman who was an invaluable member of our family," he told The Mercury.
Mum Richele said her daughter's smile "lit up the room".
She said the fourth-generation farmer "was so talented and she loved mentoring younger people", adding she was an inspiration to all young female farmers around the world.
"She wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty – in some photos she has mud up to her knees," she added.
One of Caitlyn's school friends posted on Facebook: "Oh how my heart hurts to know you have left us all, the bright, bubbly, beautiful but crazy girl.
"I will never ever forget the fond moments and memories we have together."
"What a phenomenal young lady so many of us had the privilege to meet and share memories with. Rest easy Caitlyn Loane," another heartbroken user wrote.
She was described as a “very special girl” who was “loved by many and made so many people smile” in another post by a friend.
“You will be truly missed and some things will never be the same again, but you will remain forever young,” it read.
Caitlyn's Aussie Rules club also shared its dismay in an statement on its Facebook page.
"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 post read.
"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."
In June, Caitlyn opened a farmer's festival in Tasmania where she was involved in judging cattle.
She was also in the process of planting her first crop – a paddock of peas – and hoped to continue doing so for years to come.
The 19-year-old farmer became a sensation on TikTok for documenting her daily life working in Northern Tasmania's agriculture industry.
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