Serbian influencer and YouTuber Kristina Kika Dukic, 21, is found dead after being ‘bullied on Instagram’
- Kristina ‘Kika’ Dukic was found dead in Belgrade, at around 11.40pm December 8
- Police reported no signs of foul play but investigation is said to be still ongoing
- Social media star had more than one million followers but often spoke of trolls
- Online accounts vilified her looks and accused her of having had plastic surgery
A Serbian Youtuber has been found dead at the age of 21 after being subjected to years of alleged bullying and trolling on social media.
The body of Kristina ‘Kika’ Dukic was discovered in the Serbian capital of Belgrade at around 11.40pm on December 8.
Investigators reported no signs of foul play, while the Ministry of the Interior said an investigation was ongoing.
The shock death was revealed by Kristina’s mother, named locally as Natasa Djukic, who released a short statement on Instagram.
She said: ‘This will be a hard time for us all and all we can do is keep her memory alive.
‘We love you Kika and miss you more than words can explain.
The body of Kristina ‘Kika’ Dukic, 21, (pictured), who was also a popular Twitch streamer, was discovered in Belgrade in Serbia at around 11.40pm on December 8
Investigators in the capital reported no signs of foul play, while the Ministry of the Interior said an investigation was ongoing (Pictured: Kristina Kika Dukic in a video speaking about bullying)
‘If you are having suicidal thoughts or suffering from depression please speak to someone you are not alone.’
A close associate of the influencer, Mira Vladisavljevic told local media outlet Telegraf : ‘Terrible. A terrible thing happened last night. I appeal to all the media to carefully report on this case and on the girl who struggled with bullying for five years. Please understand.’
It comes after Kristina, who had more than a million followers across Instagram, YouTube and Twitch, said in a recent video that she felt like nothing she ever did was good enough for other people.
She also touched on the constant bullying she was subjected to, and said it was important to be happy and for her to do what she wanted in life.
Many of the hate-filled messages, shared by Kristina, vilified her appearance and accused her of having plastic surgery.
One of her biggest critics had been Bogdan Illic, who went through several of her videos and labelled her as a fake, according to local media outlet Republika.
The news site said his massive following of more than one million followers meant that many of his fans went on to troll Kristina with hateful comments, with some telling her: ‘Kill yourself.’
Following the tragic news, Bogdan claimed he had been becoming friends with Kristina before her death.
According to local media outlet Direktno he said: ‘I was among the first to find out about this event because her friends called me and told me that they would publicly support me with the truth about the whole event, but I refused because I do not want to be a victim.’
Kristina, who had more than a million followers across Instagram, YouTube and Twitch, said in a recent video that she felt like nothing she ever did was good enough for other people
According to Instagram post from December 11, Kristina’s funeral will be held at one of Belgrade’s largest cemeteries in Lešće on December 14
Many of the hate-filled messages vilified Kristina’s appearance and accused her of having plastic surgery
He said that if people hate him because of this then this is ‘fine’ with him.
‘I’m sorry about what happened. I’m sorry I didn’t announce that we reconciled and became friends,’ he added.
‘I’m sorry because people don’t know the reason and point the finger.
‘They do not give the dead peace and respect, just to get a few likes, to fulfill their desire for revenge and in the ugliest possible way.’
Kristina’s final post, shared on November 11, read: ‘She said, “Where we goin’?” I said, “The moon”.’
According to Instagram post from December 11, Kristina’s funeral will be held at one of Belgrade’s largest cemeteries in Lešće on December 14.