YouTuber Tiago Eugenio dies after 80 days in a coma following car crash: Portuguese star’s mother pays tribute to her ‘great warrior’
- The Portuguese star, 28, suffered serious injuries following car crash in Algarve
YouTuber Tiago Eugenio has died after spending 80 days in a coma following a horror car crash.
The Portuguese star suffered serious injuries following the crash on the motorway in the Algarve on 23 June, with the 28-year-old having to be extracted from the vehicle by firefighters.
Eugenio was rushed to Faro hospital where he spent 80 days in intensive care in a coma – but the star died as a result of his injuries on Thursday morning.
His mother confirmed the news while paying an emotional tribute to her ‘great warrior’ who ‘fought for 80 days’.
Eugenio was born in São Brás de Alportel, a town in the Algarve region of Portugal, and became a YouTube star after starting his channel four years ago. On his channel he would vlog about his life, from how he deals with negative comments on YouTube to going to through a surgical procedure on his teeth.
Following his death, Eugenio’s mother wrote on social media on Thursday: ‘One of the things I always asked God for was that I would never have to go through pain like this. I want to inform you that my love, my Tiago, left this morning.
YouTuber Tiago Eugenio has died after spending 80 days in a coma following a horror car crash
The Portuguese star suffered serious injuries following the crash on the motorway in the Algarve at the end of June, with the 28-year-old having to be extracted from the vehicle by firefighters
‘He fought for 80 days. A great warrior, but God wanted it that way. I can only accept it with enormous pain, which destroys my heart.’
She added: ‘To you my beautiful love, mother just wants you to leave in peace.
‘You will definitely have your grandmothers waiting for you, a part of me goes with you. I will love you forever. One day we will meet.’
Eugenio had 161,000 followers on Instagram and 8,600 YouTube subscribers and in one video he explained that he had needed a break from social media in 2020 due to negative comments he received.
But he came back online in 2021 and said that he learned to not open any negative messages and ‘move on’ from it with the help of his family. Eugenio wrote on Instagram that the coronavirus lockdown was ‘hard’ but had allowed him to have time offline, which he described as ‘regenerative and therapeutic’.
Eugenio had been left in a critical condition following the crash on the A22 motorway near the village of Boliqueime on June 23 this year.
Emergency services rushed to the scene at around 5am and found Eugenio trapped in the wreckage of the destroyed car, according to reports. Firefighters carefully removed the star, who was unconscious, before taking him to Faro Hospital.
Eugenio, who had 161,000 followers on Instagram and 8,600 YouTube subscribers, had been left in a critical condition following the crash on the A22 motorway near the village of Boliqueime on June 23
Eugenio spent 80 days in an induced coma before passing away on Thursday, with his friends joining his mother to pay tribute to the YouTuber.
One friend posted a picture of herself and her husband with Eugenio on their wedding day with the message: ‘My dear friend you will never be forgotten, you will always be in my heart, rest in peace my friend.
‘I leave here a memory of a day so important to me that you were part of, I thank you for everything you did on this day. Until one day my friend.’
Another friend wrote: ‘I want to send my condolences to all of Tiago’s family, friends and fans! I’m still in shock.
‘He was one of the first people who believed in me from the beginning. And knowing that today we lost a fantastic person leaves my heart in my hands.
‘I had already thanked him several times, but I want to thank him again for how important it was for him to believe in me. I know you will always be up there supporting me and giving me strength every day. Rest in peace.’