Tributes have been pouring in on social media as the tragic news of the death of YouTube star Nicole Thea and her unborn child spread.

According to reports Thea posted a video about her ’emotional’ pregnancy just days before her death, joking that it felt like ‘the baby’s eating me’. 

The street dancer turned influencer, who lived in London with her partner, died on Saturday morning along with her unborn son Reign.

The circumstances of the deaths are currently unknown. 

The 24-year-old was eight months pregnant and was chronicling her baby journey to her 160,000 Instagram followers and nearly 90,000 YouTube subscribers.

In a video posted on July 1, she spoke about ‘the worst thing about my pregnancy’.

In the clip, she told her followers: ‘I’m more emotional. Literally I could be fine one minute and then the next second I’m crying. I’m having a good pregnancy, but emotions are just too much. 

‘I’m so out of breath 27/4. I would walk from here to the end of the room and feel like I’m dying. I feel like the baby’s eating me.’  

A statement from her mother broke the news of her death.

The statement read: ‘To all Nicole’s friends and supporters it is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Nicole and her son she and Boga named Reign sadly passed away on Saturday morning.’ 

The street dancer turned influencer, who lived in London with her partner, was nearing her due date and had been sharing her pregnancy journey with her 123k Instagram followers and her YouTube channel.

Her partner, street dancer Global Boga, 20, whose real name is Jeffery Frimpong, posted a video of himself dancing with a pram early on Saturday and had shared in a post the week before that he believed his son was arriving ‘on a Monday’.  

The statement posted to her Instagram page also added that Boga had made the decision to publish pre-recorded Youtube videos she had filmed for her channel.

It read: ‘Nicole pre-scheduled a few YouTube videos and Boga has made the decision to allow them to be aired.

‘As a family we ask that you give us privacy because our hearts are truly broken and we are struggling to cope with what has happened.’

‘Thank you her mum RIP My beautiful baby girl Nicnac and my grandson Reign, I will miss you for the rest of my life until we meet again in eternal heaven. Xxx’

People took to social media with their condolences with the YouTube creators account saying they were saddened by the news. 

*Adapted from Daily Mail