Former Vine star and musician Adam Perkins has passed away at age 24. The cause of his death has not been disclosed.
Perkins’ twin brother, Patrick, confirmed Adam’s passing Tuesday on Instagram. “Being a twin is a very central part of my identity. It’s all I’ve known,” he wrote. “And I’m struggling to find the words to explain what it will be like for me to live in this world without him. My best friend.”
Perkins was best known for his surreal ‘Welcome To Chili’s’ Vine, Variety notes — in which he walks into a bathroom in his underwear and cheerfully utters, “Hi, welcome to Chili’s.” The clip had eclipsed 25 million views — and Perkins had amassed 300,000 followers — before Vine ultimately shuttered in 2016.
Beyond his social media fame, Perkins graduated from New York University with a degree in musical composition. He dropped his first album, Latch Relay, under the artist name Plas Teg, in 2018. In commemoration, Patrick said he would be releasing a limited edition vinyl edition of the album.
“It will be the first release on Plas Teg Records,” Patrick wrote, “a label that will seek to fulfill his musical destiny that was so tragically cut short.”
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