Browse photos of Talia, the inspirational young cancer victim who touched millions through her work on YouTube.
Talia Joy Castellano was only 13 years old when she lost her battle with cancer on July 16, 2013. But in those 13 years, she managed to inspire an immeasurable amount of people through her inspirational spirit and helpful YouTube channel. She was known as a make-up guru on YouTube, and was even made an honorary CoverGirl with the help of Ellen DeGeneres.
Talia’s Family’s Statement
Following Talia’s tragic passing, her family released the following statement to the public:
It is with a heavy heart that we share with all of you that Talia has earned her wings at 11:22am. Please lift her beautiful soul, her beautiful light to heaven and please send your love and prayers to her family during this most difficult time. God speed little one, may you be free from pain and suffering, may your soul feel the light and love that you brought to so many of us on this Earth during the short time you were her with us. We will miss you more than you will ever know baby girl.
Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.
Hollywood Responds To Talia’s Death
Talia touched the lives of countless individuals, many of whom also happen to have big names in Hollywood. When news of her death hit the web, Twitter was flooded with reactions from the celebrities who considered her an inspiration.
Ellen, who had Talia as a guest on her daytime talk show, also tweeted a heartbroken sentiment:
This year I met a very special girl, and today we lost her. Sending my heart to Talia’s family. I’m so sad.
She also tweeted, “Thinking of my friend,” and linked to an Instagram of Talia.
HollywoodLifers, how will you remember Talia?