A TikTok creator's boyfriend faces a homicide charge after police accused him of strangling the social media star

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Rory Teasley
Rory Teasley had over 200,000 TikTok followers, where he was known for comedy and dance videos.Screenshot/TikTok - @too2pump4tv
  • The TikTok star Rory Teasley has died at the age of 28, police said.

  • Teasley had 200,000 followers on TikTok, where he was known for comedy and dance videos.

  • Docquen Jovo Watkins was booked at the Oakland County Jail on Friday, inmate records show.

The boyfriend of TikTok star Rory Teasley is accused of strangling him after a fight over a video game and is charged in connection with his death, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said in a news release shared with Insider.

Authorities went to an apartment in Pontiac, Michigan on Thursday night after Docquen Jovo Watkins reported that he and Teasley had had an argument, the release said. But upon arrival, Teasley was found unconscious and not breathing, the release says.

After being brought to a hospital, the 28-year-old was pronounced dead, the release states.

Watkins was booked at the Oakland County Jail on Friday and charged with homicide. He is being held without bond, Oakland County inmate records show, and has not yet been assigned an attorney, according to a representative for Pontiac's 50th District Court.

Teasley was known as "too2pump4tv" on TikTok, where he had amassed over 200,000 followers and posted comedy and dance videos. Teasley was also popular on Instagram, where he called himself "Everybody Gay Bestfriend" and had over 62,000 followers.

Teasley's final TikTok video, posted Thursday, is a comedy skit about what turning 30 feels like.

Watkins and Teasley's argument arose when they were playing the multiplayer team-oriented shooter game "Overwatch," police said in the press release.

Watkins is due in court for a probable cause conference on January 18 at Pontiac's 50th District Court, according to the police press release.

A management contact for Teasley did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

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