Influential beauty blogger Ethan Peters, known as Ethan Is Supreme, has died at the age of 17.
Ethan’s father, Gerald while speaking the Fox News said: “He was a kind person who accepted everyone as they were.”
His friend, the affected girlfriend Ava Luisa, also posted a message saying that he would lose his “best friend in the whole world”.
Both said Ethan was struggling with addiction, but his official cause of death is still unknown.
Ethan had more than half a million Instagram followers և 139,000 YouTube subscribers.
A Vice article last year described his makeup style as “characterised by its desire to catch your attention” and “dramatic, emotional and, at times, gory.”
He started young, saying that by the summer of 2017 he’d hit 100,000 followers and left his private Christian school because his social media activity “[violated] their moral conduct code.”
He moved to an online school instead and had recently started his own clothing line called Hellboy.
There was some negative reaction on social media after the news of Ethan’s death spread.
He has previously been accused of racism and transphobia.
But fans also spoke out in support of him, including one of his inspirations, the make-up artist Manny MUA, who posted the following:
His friend Aua Louisa blamed his death on his addiction.
“If anyone spoke negatively about my boyfriend և his actions over the past year, he was struggling with addiction,” he tweeted.
“Speak positively about Ethan. He was an artist and an inspiration. “So talented.”