Leo Lagana, the tiny but charismatic figure who won the hearts of people in Illawarra and around the globe, passed away at the age of 22.
How Did Leo Lagana Die?
Leo Lagana, a Wollongong internet star passed away at 22. He was a primordial dwarf whose inspirational story won hearts across the globe.
Leo had struggled with aneurysms for much of his life and had recently been in and out of the hospital as his health deteriorated.
His death was announced by his family on social media post. His parents expressed their sadness by posting his empty chair stating,
“I’ve had so many messages from numbers I don’t recognize
I have read them, but no one has said who they are.
I’m as empty as Leo’s chair, Pauline Lagana”
Lots of followers and friends commented on the post sharing their heartfelt condolences and tributes.
Who was Leo Lagana?
Leo is a Mawjeski Microcephalic Osteosplastic Primordial Type II Dwarf. He was one in 130 million. Leo frequently posts videos on social media platforms and he gained popularity in Illawarra community.
He was recognized for his humor and antics. He captured hearts of people across the Illawarra.
Leo had a MOPD II disorder which is characterized by exceptionally small heads and other skeletal abnormalities (Osteodysplasia), along with short stature (dwarfism) (Microcephaly).
Leo’s mother posted his decline of health social media earlier this month stating,
“Leo complained of a strong headache and went into convolutions and suffered a seizure. He was rushed to Wollongong Hospital unresponsive and taken straight to resus4 where they did all they could to stabilize his BP.”
“The seizure has left him with memory loss and fear, and repeating himself incessantly. We are home, resting now, and praying for improvement. The headaches are still with him.”
Leo Lagana Cause of Death
Leo Lagana, a Social media star from Illawarra died after battling with aneurysms.
He dealt with MOPD II. An unusual autosomal recessive inherited form of primordial dwarfism known as Majewski osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II (MOPD II).
It is characterized by a small head diameter at birth, but it also progresses to severe microcephaly, progressive bony dysplasia, and distinctive facies and personalities.
His demise news was confirmed by his mum on his social media page saying,
“I’m so sorry I couldn’t do more for you… RIP my angel. Mum and Dad have such a void now. Forever Broken”