Dana Al Qahtani, Saudi Snapchat star passes away, Saudi Snapchat star
Dana Al Qahtani Source: Twitter/AishaAlfalahi

On Monday, news of the sudden passing of a 9-year-old Saudi Snapchat star left her fans and followers in complete shock.

The little girl, Dana Al Qahtani, is a social media sensation in the kingdom and shared a popular Snapchat account with her two older sisters, Danh and Ghanati. The siblings documented their daily activities at home via the platform.

Al Qahtani's father announced the tragic news in a post uploaded to Instagram, explaining that his daughter died of a heart attack. The young girl was immediately taken to the nearest hospital but, unfortunately, didn't survive.

The family's last Snapchat video was posted just an hour before Al Qahtani's passing. The footage followed the family as they enjoyed a shopping trip at a local mall.  

Hours after news of the little girl's passing was announced, it went viral online. Fans in Saudi Arabia are now paying tribute to Al Qahtani via a trending hashtag on Twitter. 

"I can't believe that"

Tributes are pouring in

"I pray that God will grant your parents the strength"

"Fly high little angel"

"Death doesn’t know a certain age"