Antwain Fowler, an adorable young boy who went viral back in 2019, died at the age of 6. According to his mother, Fowler had suffered from autoimmune enteropathy since 2015. The rare condition prevented the body from absorbing nutrients or eating solid foods and attacks the intestines.
Because of his disease, the boy would later suffer from a collapsed lung, pneumonia, and breathing problems.
An exact cause of death has not been released for the Antwain Fowler, but his death was confirmed on his official Instagram page, @_antwainsworld on Sunday and then by his mother, China, on her personal Instagram.
She wrote, “My precious babyyyy, my god I just cannot believe it this is unbelievable man I’m tryin soooooo hard so so hard but I can’t dodge the feeling… God you really did a number on me I didn’t deserve to be left empty like this. A huge whole in my heart the strength I had left with you baby. Still haven’t grasped the fact that you actually left me. Baby come back I need you.”
She also posted other heartbreaking messages, saying the pain she feels is like no other and that she feels lifeless and doesn’t want to go on.
The mother also posted a selfie of her and her son on her Instagram shortly before his passing. The photo showed them in the hospital with Antwain Fowler hooked up to a tracheostomy to help him breathe. Despite the circumstances, both mother and son looked happy and the little boy was holding up a peace sign.
According to a GoFundMe set up for the young boy, Antwain Fowler had been suffering from his condition for a while, but never gave up hope. He went through over 25 different surgeries in his short life.
The fundraiser said, “The first four years of Antwain’s life was an everlasting fight, and very crucial experience for his family. Through unlimited prayers, faith, and doctors working around the clock Antwain is progressively healing; and truly grateful for all that he’s accomplished thus far. Today Antwain is over joyed and is constantly smiling towards the world. Although his fight is not over, he continues to make light of his situation.”
According to the post, the “Where We About to Eat At,” video was taken in 2019 after he had been released from the hospital following one of his surgeries. That video was viewed by millions and the young boy was able to gain thousands of fans from all over the world.
While he will be remembered for that specific video, Antwain Fowler was part of a series of funny videos on his Instagram and YouTube. The videos showed off the young boy’s big personality and hilarious banter despite the everyday health struggles that he had to deal with.
After his passing, fans posted on his Instagram and sent prayers. Man were devastated that he was gone.
One fan, TV personality Zoie Fenty, wrote, “You fought so hard and soooo long friend. You made sooooo many people smile. So glad I found your page and spoke with your amazing mother. No more pain friend. Save me a space up there please. RIP.”
Rapper Frank Ocean added his condolences and said, “The coolest kid with the most happiest soul, can’t believe it.”
The GoFundMe for Antwain Fowler continues to collect donations after his death. So far over $65,000 has been donated for him and his family. The original goal of the fundraiser was $50,000.