Mat George — a popular podcaster and internet personality — died this week. He was 26.

How did Mat George die?

Okland announced the death on Twitter, saying she rather the public discover the truth from her than a typical news article.

  • “I would rather you guys here this from me than a news article. Mat was killed in a hit and run last night. 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.”

What to know about Mat George

Per The New York Times, Mat George was “known for his humorous takes on dating, pop culture and his identity as a gay man.”

  • George, a resident of Arizona, attended Arizona State University in 2017, according to his official LinkedIn page.

Okland said she and George recorded one more episode of the “She Rates Dog” podcast. But, she said, the episode “will likely be put on hold.”

  • “My hope going forward is that people continue to talk about Mat and share his stories,” she said, “because a little bit of the future he wanted can be preserved that way.”