Ronald Williams was also known as “Grandpa Lou Pickles.” A Granddad and a beloved Tiktok star with over 9 million followers. He was labeled as “Grandpa Lou Pickles” on some platforms due to his resemblance to the character from “Rugrats.”
He also has a Youtube channel and Instagram account. His account owns and runs by his grandson Ryan Adams.
Ronald Williams Early Life
Grandpa Lou Pickles’s real name is Ronald D Williams.
He was born and lived in La Jolla, California. Born on the 30th of September 1941. Williams’s nationality is American.
Ronald has a wife named Cinzia and a grandson named Ryan Adams.
Ronald Williams also served in the Army. According to Adams, he loved to play “the blues,” which his arthritis made more difficult. He also shared that Grandpa Lou played in bands with legendary American musician Frank Zappa and his other hobbies included fishing and surfing.
Ronald Williams Net Worth
Grandpa Lou Pickles has a net worth of $500 thousand. Combining Tiktok, Instagram, and Youtube.
Ronald Williams Career
Ronald Williams created and launched his Tiktok in February 2020. He posted his first TikTok video introducing himself to the audience and asked, “Don’t I look like Grandpa Lou Pickles?
Grandpa Lou continued to post often throughout 2020 and reached 1 million followers in April 2021. He was a regular participant in “Hit or Miss.” A TikTok game of jelly fruit candies was created by another Tiktok star, Jaden Sprinz.
Grandpa’s account was guided and run by his grandson, Ryan Adams. Ryan said that Williams suffered from dementia and that they began making videos together after he moved in with Adams’ parents.
Ronald became the ”Tiktok Grandad” and named his 8 million followers his ”Grandkids.”
Adams appeared in multiple videos of his Grandfather. Adams described his Grandpa as “full of joy and happiness” and “a real-life cartoon character (in an excellent way).”
Adams shared in an interview with Insider that he never had to worry about what Ronald thought of him because he would never judge him or anyone and said that he felt at peace while with his Grandfather.
Following his TikTok success, he created a YouTube channel where he posted longer videos and gained over 50,000 subscribers, and on Instagram, he has 28,000 followers.
Ronald Williams Death
Ronald Williams died at age 79 years old.
On the 29th of January, Williams’ YouTube channel informed his supporters that he had lost his voice, and Adams asked viewers if his Grandfather should get a COVID test despite not showing symptoms.
Williams was admitted to the hospital on the 25th of February. Ryan posted a video on Williams’ account to inform the supporters that they would be taking a break from TikTok. He didn’t share any information yet, but he requested that people keep him in their prayers.
On the 4th of March, Adams said that Grandpa Lou had been cleared of a blood infection and was undergoing physical therapy. However, he still had other complications going on.
On the 16th of March, Grandpa Lou returned to their home. But, not later, Ryan announced that Ronald Williams had passed away. A video was uploaded featuring moments of Adams and Williams together.
Other creators showed their condolences to Williams in video compilations, and other supporters have flooded the comments section of the most recent videos with messages of support and love.
Ryan did not share what caused his Grandfather’s death in his tributes to his Grandfather’s life. He said in his own video, “He loved every single one of you. He did call you his grandkids for a reason because he cared about you a lot. Not only were you happy to see his videos. It made him happy to see you happy too.”
He also told Insider in the email, “Honestly, I couldn’t capture every great moment we had, but we sure got a lot of it to look back on. He always put others first and wanted to make sure he could make someone feel good and happy. He never stressed about anything and hardly ever got upset. He showed me to appreciate the little things and to just enjoy life. He was so pure. His smile would literally brighten up the room.”
In his own video, he said, “My Grandpa meant so much to me. He taught me how to be myself. He broke my silence. Nothing would bother this man. He was full of joy. His soul is the purest I’ve ever seen in my life. He was my best friend. He was the best Grandpa I could ever ask for, and he’s in a better place where he’s not in pain anymore. He loved every single one of you.”
So Many Creative Tributes 🎉
Ryan Adams After Grandpa Lou Pickles died.
After Ronald Williams died, after mourning and taking a break on Tiktok, Ryan continued to post and became active again.
Tiktok, Ryan continued to post and became active again.
Ryan continues to share videos of him and their moments together. He also sometimes sees wearing shirts with his Grandpa’s face printed on them.
You can watch the throwback videos and other videos created by Adams on his account @watchyourhaircut.