PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A TikTok star from Pittsburgh died after a tree crashed on her car in Maine

“We just had a normal conversation,” said Brittanie Lynn Ritchie. “Then I heard a crash, then there was nothing”

Hager, born and raised in Pittsburgh, was instantly killed by the tree that fell on her car

“There will forever be a void in our lives. Never a phone call I ever expected,” said Sandy Hager, Rochelle’s mother

Rochelle had over 100000 followers on TikTok where she was known as “Roe” and was an active voice in the LGBTQ community But her story isn’t about her death It’s about the life that touched her

Rochelle Hager’s parents described her as a light from a dark tunnel that inspired others

“She’s been just a living person since she was born,” Sandy said. “She always had a smile on her face and always wanted to make people happy”

Before becoming famous on TikTok, Rochelle struggled with addiction and her sexuality, but with help and acceptance from her family and loved ones, she turned her life around

“This long, hard journey got her to do what she did on TikTok, trying to help people with addictions or struggling with sexuality,” said Dean Hager, Rochelle’s father. “With her positive mood and spirit she knew that this helped people ”

Rochelle had a dream job as a chef and wanted to marry the love of her life after meeting and moving in together during quarantine

Her loved ones said she had a brave and beautiful personality with lofty goals that she was well on her way to achieve

“She said,” I’ll be famous someday mom “But I never thought her fame would lie in her death,” Sandy said

While she was known to the world as “Roe”, her family will forever know her as “Shelly” Her family says funeral arrangements are in the works

Rochelle loved Pittsburgh’s sports teams and her supporters loved them. To honor her on Saturday, her supporters plan to wear black and gold in their memory

Rochelle Hager

World News – FI – Pittsburgh TikTok star Rochelle Hager dies after a tree falls on a car in Maine

Source: https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2021/04/01/pittsburgh-tiktok-star-rochelle-hager-dies-after-tree-falls-on-car-in-maine/