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  • Adalia Rose Williams, YouTuber and social media personality, died on Wednesday at the age of 15.
  • Williams had a rare genetic disorder known as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome.
  • Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome causes premature aging, with symptoms and complications including growth delays in weight and stature, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, among others.

A YouTuber and social media personality who chronicled her life with a rare genetic disorder died on Wednesday at the age of 15. 


Nicole Guerriero, Adalia Rose and Kandee Johnson attend ipsy Gen Beauty at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 25, 2018.(Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for ipsy)


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Williams had 2.9 million YouTube subscribers, with videos documenting her daily life, comedic skits and other interests. 

"She touched MILLIONS of people and left the biggest imprint in everyone that knew her," reads a post on Williams’s Facebook Thursday. "She is no longer in pain and is now dancing away to all the music she loves." 


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Published on Jan 14, 2022