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Family says 14-year-old Massachusetts teen died from complications due to social media challenge



Family members believe that a social media challenge has claimed the life of a Massachusetts teenager.

According to family, 14-year-old Harris Wolobah of Worcester passed away unexpectedly on Friday believed to be from complications due to the “One Chip Challenge” (autopsy pending).

The “One Chip Challenge” began in 2016 and at the time involved eating a chip laced with Carolina Reaper and Scorpion peppers and then waiting as long as you can to eat or drink something else.

Harris was described as a light that lit up the room with his presence and subtle charm, according to a GoFundMe fundraiser.

“He was an intelligent, quirky and incredibly talented young man who loved video games and playing basketball!”

Worcester Superintendent Dr. Rachel Monárrez shared the following statement regarding the passing of Wolobah, who was a sophomore from Doherty High School.

“It is with a heavy heart I share that we lost a rising star, Harris Wolobah, who was a sophomore scholar at Doherty Memorial High School. As a mother and educator, I cannot imagine how hard this is on his family, friends and teachers. My heart goes out to all who knew and loved him.

“Worcester Public Schools is offering counseling and social emotional support for those who have been impacted by this tragedy. If you are a WPS student or staff member in need of grief support, please let a caring adult know at your school. We are here to help.

“It is during the most trying times that the community of Worcester comes together and this is one of those times. May we stay focused on allowing the grief and healing process during this difficult time.”

Services for Wolobah have yet to be released.

1 Comment

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  1. Fed Up

    September 4, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    Not sure how this would kill him but it’s shame , rest in peace young man.

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