Adam has died aged 24 (Picture: Instagram)
Vine star Adam Perkins has died aged 24.
The social media star’s twin brother Patrick, or Packie, confirmed the news, saying that his brother died on April 11.
No cause of death was confirmed.
Patrick shared a picture with Perkins and wrote on Instagram: ‘my brother, Adam Perkins, passed away this previous Sunday, 4-11-21
‘i can’t even really put into words what this loss means for me. i’m often asked the question, “what’s it like to be a twin?” and my response is usually, “what’s it like to NOT be a twin?”
‘being a twin is a very central part of my identity. it’s all i’ve known. and i’m struggling to find the words to explain what it will be like for me to live in this world without him. my best friend.’
Patrick went on to say that he would be releasing Adam’s album Latch Relay on limited edition vinyl, writing: ‘it will be the first release on Plas Teg Records ( @plas.teg ), a label that will seek to fulfill his musical destiny that was so tragically cut short.
‘i love you, my best friend Adam. 1997-forever.’
He also wrote on his story: ‘In this time of mourning, I am comforted to know how many people he touched. The kindest human I know.
Fans and friends were stunned by the news, with Vine star Rickey Thompson commenting with a crying emoji.
Over on Twitter, fans called Perkins a ‘Vine legend’ and remembered some of his most well-known videos.
Perkins was probably best known for his 2015 Vine in which he walked into a bathroom in his boxers saying ‘Hi, welcome to Chili’s’ – mocking the tagline for a series of ads for the American restaurant chain Chili’s.
The Vine gained over 20 million loops in a year and inspired a series of parodies and remixes, including one where Perkins was superimposed over the entrance of a Chili’s restaurant.
He and his twin brother often made Vines together, with Patrick being the twin featured in the Vine in which he vapes a cloud of smoke which is blown away, before turning to the camera and saying: ‘Adam!’
Perkins graduated from a music composition degree from NYU in 2019, and in his final Instagram post, shared on March 21, he wrote: ‘remember adam from vine? he’s 24 now and a business analyst working in data. feel old yet? copying packie because we’re twins and supposed to do that.’
Following the shutdown of Vine in 2016, Perkins continued to share videos on TikTok, where he had over 19,000 followers.Credit: Original article published here.