Young King Dave (aka “YDK”), the young man who made himself famous on the internet after a video in which he proclaimed “I Got the Loud” went viral, died last Thursday (May 17) at 19 years old.
According to Motherboard, before his death, the viral sensation—who was known for his videos that showed him smoking weed or “doinks” (as he called them) and making candid observations about the world around him—had been hospitalized after suffering from a collapsed lung.
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YKD’s manager and childhood friend Chris Clemenza said that the internet star “died from complications during recovery.” A friend of Young King Dave’s wrote on Instagram that he had “an infection that he let go too long for stupid reasons. But it got so bad they had to put him in a medically induced coma. Then he died.”
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Now, YKD’s fans and supporters are wondering when and where he will be laid to rest, and they also want information on where his funeral and/or a memorial service will be held to celebrate his life.
According to his obituary, the 19-year-old “passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey.”
YKD’s obituary also offers some information about funeral service plans, which are apparently private. “In respect of his family’s wishes, David will be privately cremated,” his obituary states.
However, despite his cremation being private, Dave’s obituary notes that “family and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.” which is located at 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North in Hazlet, New Jersey.
“For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.shorepointfh.com,” the obituary concludes.
Read Young King Dave’s obituary in full below:
David James Nixon, 19, of Middletown, New Jersey, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey. David was born on September 12, 1998 in Staten Island, New York. In 2005, he and his family settled in Middletown, New Jersey, where he grew up.
He was predeceased by his grandfather, James Nixon. David is survived by his adoring parents, Keith and Donna (Valente) Nixon, his beloved grandparents, Iva (Burroughs) Nixon, and Anthony and Deirdre (Egan) Orabona, his loving siblings, Meredith Melillo, Keith Nixon, and Jonathan Nixon, and many cherished aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. David will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
In respect of his family’s wishes, David will be privately cremated. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.shorepointfh.com.
If you would like to donate to Young King Dave’s GoFundMe to help his family with the costs associated with laying him to rest you can do so HERE.