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Healthcare worker who went viral on TikTok found dead in her home

She was recently seen dancing with a 102-year-old patient.


Brooke Sjoberg

Internet Culture

Posted on May 14, 2020

A Scottish healthcare worker who went viral on TikTok by making content with one of her patients was found dead in her home on May 7.

Jeanette McKenna, 53, passed away from what her co-workers suspect to be the coronavirus. She was recently seen dancing with a 102-year-old patient on TikTok.

That video was taken down by its original poster, TikTok user @leannewilson123465, due to conflicts with patient confidentiality.

According to the Scotland Herald, McKenna’s death is being investigated by police. It is not believed that she died in suspicious circumstances.

The healthcare home McKenna worked at told the Herald it is “shocked and saddened” by the news of her passing.

“Jeanette was a hugely popular carer, colleague and friend for the past ten years,” a spokesperson for the Whitecraigs Care Home told the Herald. “She was absolutely selfless and gave love and support to all residents and families within her care.”

Friends and co-workers have also shared the sentiment that she was, “a kind hearted soul always looking out and the mama bear to everyone,” according to the Daily Record.

The Glasgow Times reports McKenna worked at the facility for 10 years. Her housing association has deep cleaned her home and asked that neighbors seek medical attention if they feel ill, raising concerns that she may have had the novel coronavirus.


H/T the Daily Record

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*First Published: May 14, 2020, 7:07 pm CDT