Podcast star Mathew George killed in hit and run as pals pay emotional tribute

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Podcast star Mathew George has died after being hit by a car.

The She Rates Dogs host was killed in a hit and run, his co-star Michaela Okland confirmed on Saturday night.

She took to Twitter to inform fans and told that she is struggling to come to terms with him being gone.

"I would rather you guys hear this from me than a news article. Mat was killed in a hit and run last night," she wrote.

Michaela added: "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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After the emotional tribute, several fans reached out to send condolences.

One penned: "Oh my gosh I’m so sorry Mat was such a wonderful person and will be greatly missed."

Another shocked fan replied: "Damn….. That's terrible news. He seemed like a really good soul. Gone to soon. R.I.P Sorry for your loss Michaela."

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A third social media user said: "I am so sorry for your loss Michaela): Mat was such a bright light and will be remembered fondly."

"Michaela i am so sorry for your loss. Sending love to you and all who knew Mat personally," a fourth fan penned.

A fifth persons aid: "It doesn’t even feel real I fully expected this to be a joke and to open this tweet and see Mat in the replies I’m so sorry."

Mathew opened up for his love for his job in media in December last year after leaving his job as a Medical Scribe.

He toldShoutout Arizona: "Before switching from a life that was going towards medicine to a life in entertainment there were a lot of questions going through my mind. Some questions included was it worth it? Am I sure this is what I really wanted?"

The star also used his platform to share his experiences as a gay man and said that he wanted his social media stardom to help LGBTQ+ people all across the world feel like they’re not alone.

He said: "Towards the end of my college days at Arizona State University I started to share my experiences as a gay man with different people I was close to. Their reactions made me realise that a lot of these stories were funny to others, which then gave me more confidence to start sharing them with even more people.

"Eventually I started to tweet about them on my personal twitter account and people loved them. I then began to fall into comedy twitter, and started tweeting about different memes, trends and other funny topics that allowed me to show my creative side.

"While this is all fun for me, I realised that I could actually make a difference with this. Growing up and being in the closet, I never knew anyone or heard about anyone who had similar experiences and fears that I had.

"My hopes for my twitter account and SheRatesDogs the Podcast is to share my stories and make LGBTQ+ people all across the world feel like they’re not alone. The most rewarding moments are when members of the LGBTQ+ community reach out to me and tell me what a difference I’ve made in their lives."

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Mathew and Michaela won over hundreds of thousands of fans with their dating, relationships and social issues podcast.

The She Rates Dogs Twitter account is followed by 601,000 accounts and its bio reads: "the dogs are your exes/someone’s exes submit ur own stories to DMs! I’m @michaelaokla."

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