Adam Perkins, a Vine star known for his uproarious video sketches, died Sunday at the age of 24.
The social media influencer’s twin brother, Patrick Perkins, confirmed his tragic passing on Instagram Tuesday, but didn’t disclose the cause of death.
“My brother, Adam Perkins, passed away this previous Sunday, 4-11-21,” wrote Perkins in a lengthy homage to his sibling. He also uploaded photos of himself and his late twin through the years.
“I can’t even really put into words what this loss means for me,” lamented Perkins, who collaborated on many videos with his bro. “I’m often asked the question, ‘what’s it like to be a twin?’ and my response is usually, ‘What’s it like to NOT be a twin?’ ”
He added, “I’m struggling to find the words to explain what it will be like for me to live in this world without him.”
Adam Perkins first garnered online attention with his hilarious “Welcome to Chili’s” skit in 2015 on the now-defunct Vine platform, in which he shouts the restaurant chain’s iconic tagline while in his boxers. The clip amassed over 20 million loops in one year and spawned multiple parodies and remixes, the Metro reported.
From there, he created a series of humorous videos on the video-sharing app and popularized the hashtag #whiteteen, Newsweek reported.
Before Vine went belly up, the internet sensation had an eye-popping 290,000 followers.
His accomplishments weren’t limited to social media. The self-proclaimed “composer” and “spreadsheet whizkid” graduated from NYU with a degree in musical composition, and dropped his first album, “Latch Relay,” in 2018 under the name Plas Teg.
Following the star’s tragic passing, fans and friends alike flocked to social media to offer their condolences.
“The ‘Welcome To Chili’s’ vine guy just died,” tweeted one crestfallen fan. “:( RIP Adam Perkins. Hope ur headed up to the great big Chili’s in the sky<3.”
“RIP Adam Perkins,” tweeted fellow Vine creator Jeremy Cabo. “The humor he created will go on for a generation. thinking of his loved ones today.”
Instagram star and fit-fluencer Amanda Cerny seconded Cabo’s sentiment, writing: “RIP to vine legend and musician Adam Perkins. Sending all the love and healing to his family, friends and fans.”
Perkins’ former boyfriend Kelton Elliot penned a lengthy Instagram tribute, in which he wrote that the Vine icon said he wanted to be “remembered for his art” and “music.”
In honor of his deceased bro, Patrick Perkins will reportedly be releasing his album “Latch Relay” on a limited edition vinyl.
“It will be the first release on Plas Teg Records ( @plas.teg ),” he wrote, “a label that will seek to fulfill his musical destiny that was so tragically cut short.
“I love you, my best friend Adam. 1997-forever.”