New Jersey-based social media personality Young King Dave, who recently rose to viral fame online through "smoking doinks" on Instagram, has died. He was The social media star, real name David James Nixon, died Thursday in a New Jersey hospital due to complications stemming from a collapsed lung, Motherboard reports. Nixon had reportedly been in the hospital for several weeks prior to his death, which was confirmed via his Instagram account. A Middletown native, Nixon was known for his popular Instagram videos, which typically featured him smoking marijuana — or "loud," as he called it — and encouraging followers to enjoy their day. He also coined the phrase "smoking doinks" to describe smoking joints or blunts, which has since become a popular reference online. At the time of his death, Nixon had about , followers on his Instagram page.
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2. YKD Had Been Trying to Become a Rapper
He was a social media star and rapper from Middletown, New Jersey. An aspiring New Jersey rapper famous on the internet for coining the term "smokin' doinks" died Thursday at just 19 years old, prompting a flood of supportive comments from fans who mourned and celebrated his life. David James Nixon, better known as Young King Dave, reportedly died of complications from a collapsed lung, according to Motherboard.
You can help confirm this entry by contributing facts, media, and other evidence of notability and mutation. He was best known for his large stature and his videos where he gave observations on life and his use of unique slang terms for marijuana , particularly referring to joints as "doinks. Nixon first attracted viral fame after uploading a video to his Instagram in which he commented that the weather was nice and he was looking for people to smoke weed with. On January 12th, , Nixon posted the video, which has gained over 94, views as of May 18th, shown below. The video did not go viral until summer of that year.
Motherboard reports that YKD had been in a hospital for the last few weeks after suffering from a collapsed lung. But it got so bad they had to put him in a medically induced coma. Then he died. He will be greatly missed. What started off as his public call-out looking for someone to smoke with turned into one of the funniest memes of the summer. Though the video was originally posted on Dave's own Instagram account in January, six months later it made its way to Twitter. There it got flipped and Auto-Tuned, giving the catchphrase "I got loud" a life of its own. Now, after gaining roughly thousand Instagram followers, Young King Dave is still doing exactly what he wanted to do that day: chilling and smoking. Far from your typical viral sensation, Young King Dave is an aspiring MC who was already well known in his city. But if you just want to hate, then just hate.