This is Debby’s story from Toronto
If you find yourself googling “Who was Debby from Toronto?” You are probably not familiar with the local Instagram personality, although his recent death has left a mark on the city.
Debby, real name Alexis Matos, rose to fame thanks to a series of Toronto social media and entertainment media, but above all 6ixbuzzTV.
Debby’s videos started going viral on 6ixbuzz, many of them showing the teenager acting out in public, prompting reactions from the audience watching them.
One of many videos of Debby panicking in public all the way to WorldStarHipHop, another online blog known for posting the craziest fights and outrages, mostly in the United States.
Debby rose to prominence in Toronto, becoming an online personality, often seen as a source of comedy. She even had a manager at one point.
All the attention she was getting online prompted her to start making music; she was known for his diss tracks, which she used to call artists like Lil Tjay.
Debby even showed up at Drake’s house trying to call him, and the famous musician replied in an Instagram video.
Similar to Beyonce’s “BeyHive” or Lady Gaga’s “Little Monsters”, the teenager’s social media followers called themselves “Debby Gang.”
You would think with all this fame that Debby would have been well off, but it wasn’t.
Things started to get out of hand for Debby when she started using hard drugs. Her former manager told blogTO that he lost contact with her after that.
Sadly, Debby ended up dying of a fentanyl overdose earlier this week, her manager confirms with blogTO.
Being the viral sensation she was, many young Torontonians were shocked by the news of her sudden death.
A candlelight vigil for Debby is set to take place soon in Toronto, as confirmed by her old Instagram page.