TikTok star Sean Lester Beltran passes away at 21 


Viral Tiktok content creator Sean Lester Beltran who’s known for his inspirational videos passed away after a two-year battle with bone cancer. He was 21 years old. 

Leslie Beltran Fernandez, Sean’s mother, announced the heartbreaking news in a social media post over the weekend. 

“With great sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved son, Sean Lester Beltran,” wrote Leslie on Facebook.

“[In] loving memory of my son, his life was a blessing, a treasure. The love you gave and the life you lived, will forever be remembered. You will always be in our [hearts] anak,” she added. 

It was in 2021 when Sean was diagnosed with Stage 4 bone cancer. 

“Makirot lang po siya na akala ko pilay lang po hanggang pinatagal ko nang pinatagal, pinahilot ko po, the late TikTok star said of the pain he initially felt in his left arm and shoulder, in an interview with broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez earlier this year. 

Sean was eventually brought to the hospital when he felt extreme pain on his arm and shoulder and underwent a biopsy. The doctor had to amputate his left arm and shoulder after a lump was found to be cancerous. 

Despite his condition, Sean still danced his way to bringing inspiration to the public, sharing his journey of battling cancer in  his TikTok videos. 

“Para po maging inspirasyon po sa mga tao, pati na rin po sa kagaya ko na may sakit,na kahit anong hamon ng buhay may kapansanan ka man o wala, tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang pangarap,” Sean said in the same interview with Sanchez. 

“Hindi naman importante na maging perpekto tayo, ang mahalaga ‘dun ay ‘yung mahal mo ‘yung sarili mo.”

Asked how he wanted to be remebered, Sean responded: “Yung tapang ko po, yung ipinakita ko po sa kanila yung inspirasyon ko po ng nabigay sa kanila.”

Netizens have since offered their condolences and tributes to the TikTok star.

Lyka Nicart
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