On Sunday, November 21, Antwain Fowler, who goes by the name “Big” TJ Fowler on Instagram, passed away. TJ had become famous for his “where we about to eat at?” viral video.
TJ had garnered a lot of attention after the short snippet of him went viral on social media. Since then, he has been making a number of videos while fighting with a rare immune deficiency disorder. Despite this, TJ made sure his spirits were high as he made everyone smile through his acts.
6 year old Antwain from his viral “where we bout to eat at” video has passed away 💔🕊 pic.twitter.com/CShpWLHqml
— Naija (@Naija_PR) November 21, 2021
WHO WAS ANTWAIN FOWLER A.K.A TJ FOWLER?
TJ became an internet sensation for a simple video in which he asked “where we about to eat?” The short clip was enough to get people interested in him. The video also allowed him to become a social media sensation with thousands of followers.
At present, TJ has over 560k followers on Instagram. At the same time, he has a YouTube channel named AntwainsWorld, in which he has over 244K subscribers. Most of the videos that TJ made had his mother in them.
The content revolved around their day-to-day life or them reviewing a restaurant.
HOW DID ‘WHERE WE BOUT TO EAT AT’ KID DIE?
TJ passed away after battling Auto-immune Enterapothy, a rare immune deficiency disorder that attacks the intestines. As per his GoFundMe page, TJ was diagnosed with Auto-immune Enterapothy in July of 2015.
TJ had reportedly undergone 25 surgeries. In the page, TJ’s mom also details how her son struggled to drink milk or eat any solids in childhood. At the same time, she gave a bit of an insight into when the viral video was taken.
She noted: “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.”
TJ condition became worse when he got pneumonia. His mom started GoFundMe as a lot of people had wanted to make a donation.
TJ FOWLER’S MOM CONFIRMS THE NEWS ON INSTAGRAM
TJ’s mom had confirmed the news on Instagram. She wrote: “Never in a million years My heart is out my chest!!!!” in the post that noted: “The pain in my heart is like no other Why God!!!”
Several people have been sending her message of support as she fights the tough time.