Hella Sketchy was a Filipino Soundcloud rapper and producer who died on June 27, 2019 of drug overdose after being in a coma for 14 days. In 2018 he was named by Hot New Hip-Hop as one of the top ten rappers on Soundcloud.
Hella’s real name was Jacob Tyler Thureson.
Hella Sketchy Age
Hella was 18 years old at the time of his death; he was born on January 11, 2001 in Manila, Philippines.
Hella Sketchy Parents
Hella was born to Erik Thureson and Judy Thureson. His father, Erik is a creator, YouTube partner, cinematographer, producer, editor and filmmaker according to his Twitter bio.
Hella Sketchy Net worth
Hella had an estimated net worth of $210,000.
Hella Sketchy Cause of Death
Hella died of a drug overdose. His father blamed his death on the opioid epidemic.
“The conversation regarding drugs, depression, mental illness, social media, needs to be happening more openly without judgment and stigma. Jacob’s life was not and will not be in vain.” He tweeted.
What Happened to Hella Sketchy – How Did Hella Sketchy Die
According to Jacob’s father, Erik, he was found unconscious on June 13 from an apparent drug overdose. He was revived and brought to the ER where he had been for 14 days prior to his death.
Since his admission to the hospital, Eric has been giving his son’s update. On June 17, he said that he was having EEG Test and his liver had improved but his kidneys were declining. At the time he was set to undergo dialysis to help improve his kidney.
“Today he is having another EEG test. His liver is improving, however, his kidneys are declining. He will be doing dialysis today to help improve his kidneys and give him more time. So that is our prayers and fight today.”
On July 19, he said he was making progress as he had blinked and had responsive eye movements and that his kidneys were responding positively to dialysis.
On June 20, he said that Jacob had fluid in his lungs limiting his oxygen intake but the doctors were able to expel 2.5 litres of fluids.
Hella Sketchy GoFundMe Page
A GoFundMe page was created to help fund Sketchy’s healthcare and funeral costs. At the time of writing, the page had raised more than $11,000 and the goal is $100,000.
The description on the page reads in part, “[Sketchy’s parents] will be responsible for co-pays and deductibles, memorial services, and any other funds collected will go into producing a very important documentary creating awareness on the opioid epidemic plaguing our nation and getting honest about the effects of mental illness and depression on our youth.”
On June 23, he said Jacob had shed some tears and was blinking.
On June 25, Sketchy was taken off sedation and his father said he had shown improvement moving without agitation. However, on June 26, he said Sketchy’s heart rate and bp had dropped rapidly but the doctors responded fast and stabilized him.