TRIBUTES have poured in for Mat George, who co-hosted the “She Rates Dogs” podcast after he was killed in a hit and run accident.
Cops confirmed the 26-year-old was struck and killed by a white BMW in Los Angeles, at around 2.30am on Saturday morning after his co-host Michaela Okland made the announcement on Twitter.
“I would rather you guys here this from me than a news article. Mat was killed in a hit and run last night,” she tweeted.
“I don’t really have any other words right now.
“I wish I could contact everybody who knows him personally but the news is already out and I just can’t do it right now.”
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WHAT DID MAT GEORGE DO?
Named after Okland’s popular social media page, the “She Rates Dogs” podcast focuses on “the journey and the mishaps of dating men”.
The podcast also shares general life advice and commentary on trending issues.
George, an alum of Arizona State University, boasted a loyal Instagram and Twitter following of nearly 80,000 people.
TRIBUTES POUR OUT
“Oh my gosh I’m so sorry Mat was such a wonderful person and will be greatly missed,” one commenter wrote on Okland’s post.
“Mat was such a beautiful kind person, this is so heartbreaking my god. Rest in Peace king,” added another.
A third wrote: “Never met him in person, but he was always a bright spot on my timeline. His vulnerability and humor made me feel a little more at home in my own skin.
“This is tragic news and I’m sorry for such a sudden loss of what seemed like an incredible guy.”
DEATH CONFIRMED BY MICHAELA OKLAND
George’s death was first confirmed by his close friend and podcast co-host, Michaela Okland, on Twitter.
“I would rather you guys here [sic] this from me than a news article. Mat was killed in a hit and run last night,” Okland wrote.
“I don’t really have any other words right now. I wish I could contact everybody who knows him personally but the news is already out and I just can’t do it right now.”
Okland’s heartfelt post was immediately flooded with messages of condolence and tributes to George.
CAR DIDN’T STOP
Mat George reportedly wasn’t crossing the street at a marked crosswalk.
The BMW continued eastbound without stopping, the LAPD said.
George was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mat George was 26 years old.
POLICE SEARCH FOR HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER
Mat George, a co-host of the popular podcast “She Rates Dogs”, has been killed in a hit and run accident, police say.
The 26-year-old was struck and killed by a white BMW heading eastbound on Beverly Boulevard, in Los Angeles, at around 2.30am on Saturday morning.
SHE RATES DOGS ‘MADE HIM SO HAPPY’
CO-HOST BREAKS THE NEWS