Antwain Fowler, the six-year-old boy best known for his viral “where are we going to eat?” video, has died, according to TMZ.
On Sunday, November 2, a post with the caption “Never in a million years My heart is out my chest” appeared on Fowler’s Instagram account. “The pain in my heart is like no other,, Why God!!!” reads the message on the post.
The post was most likely shared by Big TJ’s mother, China, who keeps an eye on his Instagram account. She also wrote on her personal Instagram, “Ever felt lifeless, like you can’t go on?” I don’t want to be here any longer, the pain is unbearable, that’s my babyyyy,
While the exact cause of death has yet to be determined, Fowler was diagnosed with autoimmune enteropathy (AIE) in July 2015.
The Miami native has undergone 25 surgeries since doctors discovered he had the rare immune deficiency disorder that attacks the intestines, according to a GoFundMe page linked to his Instagram account.
“The first four years of Antwain’s life were an everlasting fight, and a very important experience for his family,” according to the GoFundMe page.
TJ went viral for a simple video in which he asked, “Where are we going to eat?” The brief video clip piqued people’s interest in him. He also became a social media sensation as a result of the video, with thousands of followers.
His mother revealed the question which shot him to fame was the first he asked when they were riding home after being discharged from the hospital.
“From the moment Antwain was released from the hospital he wanted to know one thing, “Where we bout to eat at?” which is what the entire world finds themselves asking quite often.
“On his journey to recovery, we’ve encountered a bump in the road which started a whole new fight. Doctors say during surgery he aspirated, which caused him pneumonia,” she said.
His family’s primary goal was to assist Fowler in regaining his strength following his operation. According to his GoFundMe page, which has raised over $56,000 for his cause, Fowler’s muscles are weak, which has been affecting his breathing.
Fans have expressed their condolences and well wishes on both the GoFundMe page and Fowler’s Instagram.