How did Leo Lagana die? The Illawarra social media star explained the cause of death

Leo Lagana
Leo Lagana, a man with primordial dwarfism who died

Leo Lagana, the diminutive but charismatic figure who won the hearts of people in the Illawarra and around the world, has died aged 22. Let’s see how the young man died and the cause of Leo Lagana’s death in detail.

How did Leo Lagana die?

Leo Lagana, an internet star from Wollongong, has died aged 22. He was a primordial dwarf whose inspiring story won hearts around the world.

Leo had battled aneurysms most of his life and had recently been in and out of the hospital as his health declined.

His death was announced by his family in a social media post. His parents expressed their sadness by posting his empty chair with the words:

“I got so many messages from numbers I don’t know
I’ve read them, but no one has said who they are.
I’m as empty as Leo’s chair, Pauline Lagana”

Many followers and friends commented on the post, sharing their heartfelt condolences and tributes.

Who was Leo Lagana?

Leo is a Mawjeski type II microcephalic osteoplastic primary dwarf. He was one in 130 million. Leo frequently posts videos on social media platforms and has gained popularity in the Illawarra community.

He was known for his humor and antics. He captured the hearts of people in the Illawarra.

Leo had MOPD II disorder, which is characterized by extremely small heads and other skeletal abnormalities (osteodysplasia) along with short stature (dwarfism) (microcephaly).

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Leo Lagana
Leo Lagana

Leo’s mother took to social media about his deteriorating health earlier this month, saying,

“Leo complained of a severe headache and had convulsions. He was rushed to Wollongong Hospital unresponsive and straight into intensive care4 where they did everything they could to stabilize his blood pressure.’

“The seizure has left him with memory loss and fear, and it keeps recurring. We are at home, resting and praying for improvement. The headache is still with him.

Leo Lagana cause of death:

Illawarra social media star Leo Lagana has died after battling aneurysms.

He dealt with MOPD II. An unusual autosomal recessive inherited form of primary dwarfism known as Majewski osteodysplastic primary dwarfism type II (MOPD II).

It is characterized by a small head diameter at birth, but also progresses to severe microcephaly, progressive bony dysplasia, and distinctive facial and character features.

The news of his death was confirmed by his mother on his social media page, saying:

“I’m so sorry I couldn’t do more for you… RIP my angel. Mom and Dad have such a void now. Forever Broken”

Tribute to Leo Lagana:

Libby Petrella published,

I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of this brave little man, Leo Lagana, who endured many health challenges in his short life. Sincere condolences to his parents Pauline Lagana and John Lagana. You are at peace now, little angel.

Jamberoo Pub posted,

Vale Leo Lagana, the Illawarra’s Little Super Hero. Leo had his first beer and 18th birthday at the Jamberoo pub.

We send our sincerest condolences and all our love to the Lagana family. Leo was an amazing man, he will be greatly missed.

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Nick Smith published,

Leo Lagana A part of us is missing today. Leo, you have earned your angel wings. No more fear, sickness or pain. Our continued prayers for the Lagana family. We were blessed to connect with your family as a child and share our stories, then finally meet face to face in New York. We were hoping to see you again. Watching you grow into the man you are has been a gift, we will always cherish our time together and watching your shenanigans. There is no word for this kind of loss. RIP Mate!. Our super hero. Batman forever.
Thank you David TJ Jackson for taking the time to take these photos of our friend.

Oh, Leo 🥺 your infectious laugh will be missed by so many! I am so blessed to know your beautiful family and thinking of them at this very sad time ❤️

may you rest in peace

I was at work today and was unable to function properly due to the death of Leo Lagana. I can’t get him off my mind I’m so devastated may he rest in peace in the arms of the Lord we all love you Leo forever in our hearts 💔


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