Friends and family are mourning the loss of YouTube star Adalia Rose Williams.
The social media star, who amassed a tremendous following over the years, died on Jan. 12, according to a statement from Rose’s family. She was 15 years old.
“January 12, 2022, at 7pm Adalia Rose Williams was set free from this world,” a post, shared to both Facebook and Instagram on Jan. 13, read. “She came into it quietly and left quietly, but her life was far from it. She touched MILLIONS of people and left the biggest imprint in everyone that knew her.”
Rose was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Hutchinson-Gilford progeria when she was just 3 months old. According to the website for the National Organization of Rare Disorders, Hutchinson-Gilford progeria is a rare, fatal condition which causes problems with growth and includes features that resemble premature aging.
“She is no longer in pain and is now dancing away to all the music she loves,” the family’s statement continued. “I really wish this wasn’t our reality but unfortunately it is.”
YouTube’s Adalia Rose Dead at 15 After Battling Rare Genetic Condition – E! Online